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Re: NetBSD/amiga sysinst (Was: Video of NetBSD/amiga 10.0_BETA network install in real Amiga 1200)

On Thu, 2 Mar 2023 at 23:43, Carlos Milán Figueredo
<cmilanf%hispamsx.org@localhost> wrote:
> From: David Brownlee <abs%netbsd.org@localhost>
> Sent: jueves, 2 de marzo de 2023 17:22
> > If I wanted to poke at testing sysinst in uae what would be
> > the best way to bootstrap a system - assuming I have a good
> > rom and Workbench floppy images (*), what would be a good
> > UAE (or e-uea) config and initial hard disk image setup?
> I only have experience with WinUAE. This video [1] of netbsd-9.2 install was a screen capture of WinUAE. The configuration was as follows:
>   - WinUAE 4.4.0 x64
>   - 68060 CPU with MMU and internal FPU
>   - Amiga 1200 chipset (AGA)
>   - 2 MB Chip RAM, 128 MB Z3 FAST RAM
>   - A2065 Network Adapter in network mode (WinPCap)
>   - A2091 SCSI controller (for CD drive)
>   - Install on A1200 built-in IDE hard-drive
>   - Install media from NetBSD CD-ROM via A2091 SCSI controller
>   - Kickstart 3.2 from Hyperion Entertaiment (https://www.hyperion-entertainment.com/)
> If you don't use Windows, you can try FS-UAE; it works on multiple OSes -not sure about NetBSD- and it is based on WinUAE code.

OK, I've set up a basic fs-uae and booted the handy netbsdamiga92.hdf
image! (thanks for that).

Some thoughts on booting NetBSD in fs-uae so far:

1) Multiple hard drives Just Work
I set a second copy of netbsdamiga92.hdf to be wd1 and of course it
booted from that image, throwing out fstab. A good opportunity to test
ROOT. The fstab is now
ROOT.a / ffs rw 1 1
ROOT.b none swap sw 0 0

2) Arrow keys do not seem to be mapped through in fs-uaw
Are arrow keys mapped through to the console correctly on real hardware?

3) I was unable to get a CD image to show up
- Set Model: as A1200, 3.1 ROM, Blizzard 1260
- Set Expansions: Accelerator Board -  Blizzard 1260, Blizzard SCSI
Kit - Enabled
- Set the CD-ROM Drive count to 1 and selected an image
Boot gives warnings
- MESSAGE: Option failed: cpuboard_ext_rom_file = Blizzard_SCSI_Kit_IV_v8.5.bin
- MESSAGE: One of the following expansion boot ROMs is required: -
Blizzard 1240/1260 (32k)
... and no scsi nor CD-ROM device is detected in NetBSD. Would anyone
have any ideas?

4) wd0 probing returns cra-a-a-zy data
wd0: <_POLKOPUg>
wd0: 12720 PB, -1997778334 cyl, 29793 head, 25856 sec, 512 bytes/sect
x 8386654023409693791 sectors (0 bytes/physsect; first aligned sector:
though wd1 returns normal looking data
wd1: <UAE-IDE netbsd2.hdf>
wd1: 4095 MB, 33280 cyl, 4 head, 63 sec, 512 bytes/sect x 8386560 sectors
Interestingly when wd0 works fine (with the 4GB image). I don't know
which impressed me more - how messed up the data was, or the fact the
kernel didn't crash and can still access the drive :)

5) Network
Attempting to run dhcpcd to configure the network gives a "MESSAGE:
Error loading qemu-uae plugin" message, and it fails to get an IP
address. qemu-uae seems to be related to PPC, so not entirely sure why
its showing up for a plain m68k emulated mac. Does anyone else have
networking working in fs-uea?

6) The font
That "packed as tight as can be, big chunky font"... 'nuff said :)


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