Subject: Re: NetBSD 1.6 on DEC 3000/300
To: None <>
From: Matt Dainty <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 10/11/2002 14:53:46
On Fri, Oct 11, 2002 at 03:13:27PM +0200, Jochen Kmietsch wrote:
> Hello!
> On Fri, 11 Oct 2002, Matt Dainty wrote:
> > > now if only I could get this thing to netboot...
> Attach a CD drive and boot via CD-ROM.  At least that's what I did, b/c I
> was not brave enough to do a firmware-update :)
> > I had a hell of a time getting my 3000/600 netbooting, upgrading to the
> 3000/300 here, same probs.
> > latest available fixed the problem, (I had to boot the upgrade from
> > a Digital Unix-mastered tape).
> Hm, do you have an URL?  Is CD an option?

AFAIK you'd still need a DU or VMS system to run the utility. I
followed the DU boot floppy instructions, but just dd'd the image to a
tape instead. I guess you could put that onto a CD somehow.

The RRD43 in my /600 was knackered, you needed to perform a DJ-style
spin 'n' slam to get the drive to spin up and find any disc.

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