Subject: Re: procedure for bootstrapping hp300 machines
To: Mike Hibler <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: port-hp300
Date: 06/16/1994 00:23:43
On Thu, 16 Jun 94 00:25:02 -0600 (Mike Hibler) wrote:

 > There are other possibilities:
 > 	1. Make bootable tapes.  I don't think anyone on this list
 > 	   really wants to get involved in that!  We used to do that
 > 	   and it is a pain.  Maybe not everyone has a tape drive
 > 	   anyway.

Yuck...Although it would be nice...

 > 	2. Make a standalone copy that can be loaded across a LAN
 > 	   and can then load a root image to disk.  4.4lite should
 > 	   have all the necessay server-side stuff to talk to the
 > 	   HP boot roms, but this requires the target machine to
 > 	   have new-ish boot ROMs.  Most older (320/350) machines
 > 	   won't.


 > 	3. Require a second disk.  HP-UX can always "dd" a BSD image
 > 	   out to a raw disk.
 > 	4. If you have a SCSI disk (or another HP-UX machine and an
 > 	   HP-IB disk), hook it up to another machine and do the "dd".

This is *DEFINITELY* feasible...I have *LOTS* of machines that could do 
this if I could get someone to make an image of a 7958 hpib or a 2200A hpib.

Anybody?  uuencode me a dd...I can handle a message that big...

 > I guess the path of least resistance is to assume 3 or 4 and just do
 > distribution via a raw disk image as is (presumably) done now.  You
 > should be able to come up with a fairly generic image suitable for
 > bootstrapping on any disk I think.

Nope...I bootstrapped with 4.3...Our old tapes have died now...


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