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Re: bootloader issue

Ok, this works, I can boot!  The ATARI TT030 lives!!!

A big Thank You to everyone involved in getting us here!

Izumi, I can test the netbsd-4, netbsd-5, and HEAD builds when they are available on ftp.netbsd.org. Let me know if you can predict when a particular daily build might appear and I'll look for it then. Don't forget boot.atari needs to get into base.tgz (not just sysinst).

So that seems to be the last of the critical blockers for the TT030, unless there are any stability bugs lurking. I'll file PRs for any that I find.

Anyone know if there is a schedule somewhere online listing planned major release dates? I probably should check out a test build on the TT030 sometime before each release to make sure my platform keeps working. =)

But since I'm now having fun filing these PRs... =) I just filed a low priority PR on the floppy drive light remaining on after boot. This is a very minor issue that's been around for some time, it is _not_ a regression due to any recent changes.
The PR: http://www.netbsd.org/cgi-bin/query-pr-single.pl?number=40330
Some clues: http://mail-index.netbsd.org/port-atari/1995/12/11/0000.html
Oddly, that message predates 1.6.1, which had the bug.

David Ross

----- Original Message ----- From: "David Ross" <dross%pobox.com@localhost>
To: "Izumi Tsutsui" <tsutsui%ceres.dti.ne.jp@localhost>
Cc: <port-atari%NetBSD.org@localhost>; <tjamaloo%gmail.com@localhost>; <abs%NetBSD.org@localhost>; <tsutsui%ceres.dti.ne.jp@localhost>
Sent: Monday, January 05, 2009 8:45 AM
Subject: Re: bootloader issue

Oh yeah, that's an issue for sure, I should have realized. I will try this and report back tonight (~12hrs).

----- Original Message ----- From: "Izumi Tsutsui" <tsutsui%ceres.dti.ne.jp@localhost>
To: <dross%pobox.com@localhost>
Cc: <port-atari%NetBSD.org@localhost>; <tjamaloo%gmail.com@localhost>; <abs%NetBSD.org@localhost>; <tsutsui%ceres.dti.ne.jp@localhost>
Sent: Monday, January 05, 2009 2:58 AM
Subject: Re: bootloader issue

David Ross wrote:

On boot, I get:
NetBSD/atari secondary bootloader ($Revision: 1.12 $)


That pipe is the little spinning bar. It spins a little but freezes pretty
quickly at the pipe.  The drive light stays off after the freeze.

Ah, installboot(8) doesn't replace /boot.atari on the target disk
so I guess your SCSI disk still has stock tertiary /boot.atari
extracted from base.tgz in daily snapshot, which doesn't have fixes yet.

For workaround you have to replace it with a patched one in my
custom sysinst.fs manually. You can do it on sysinst prompt as:

# mount /dev/sd0a /targetroot
# cp /usr/mdec/boot.atari /targetroot
# umount /targetroot
# reboot

or so.

Izumi Tsutsui

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