Subject: Re: Getting started...
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Klaus Heinz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/01/2001 13:39:16
Allen Briggs wrote:
> Rob loaded me up with SCSI disks (thanks!), but it looks like I
> need to get an IDE disk to be able to install onto (unless I want
I have never used IDE disks with my BeBox, but as I received a disk
IBM DTLA 307030, 30GB) for other purposes yesterday I just tried that disk,
com0 at isa0 port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4: ns16550a, working fifo
com1 at isa0 port 0x2f8-0x2ff irq 3: ns16550a, working fifo
pckbc0 at isa0 port 0x60-0x64
pckbd0 at pckbc0 (kbd slot)
pckbc0: using irq 1 for kbd slot
wskbd0 at pckbd0
wdc0 at isa0 port 0x1f0-0x1f7 irq 14
After this line the machine did not continue for 5 minutes (except blinking
with the 4 lower right LEDs) and then I switched it off . Without the IDE
disk it goes as far as the prompt for the boot device.
The disk had no MBR or disklabel, but that should not be important at
> to try to run "diskless"). However, I'm currently stuck at the
> booting-from-floppy part. I have used a NetBSD/i386 system dd both
> generic_vga.fs and inst_vga.fs onto a floppy. In both cases, the
> floppy light does come on right before it boots BeOS from disk.
> In at least the inst_vga.fs case, I can browse down to the kernel
> within BeOS, so the disk image looks to be OK.
I *think*, when I tested the boot images from the ftp server, the machine
did boot from floppy disk. But as I have a Matrox Millennium/4MB, which
is not supported by those images, I went for a serial console.
For this I had to compile my own kernel (release 1.5), which worked
pretty good with the cross-compiler (i386->bebox) and the instructions at
I encountered a problem with the kernel and the BSS segment, which the
port-maintainer Kazuki Sakamoto seemed to know, because a short C
program he provided could fix the problem (for the program, see the list
> Is anyone using SCSI yet, or is that still in the needs-to-get-working
From what I found reading the list archive, SCSI seems to be on the todo