Subject: Re: Just what is going on here
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Terry Lambert <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/17/1996 16:10:11
> > I am booting off of SCSI tape. It's true that there is no way to
> > install the FS from tape (yet), but I *can* boot without NetBSD on
> > another platform. The "conv=osync obs=20b" options necessary to
> > write a "good" tape are annoyingly undocumented, but it works.
> Hmm ... I thought _for sure_ that was in there somewhere...
> Ah, it is... Look at the notes under:
> To prepare for installing via a tape:
> If you wish to load SYS_INST from tape, it must
> appear on the tape before any other files. To copy
> this onto tape, use a command like the following:
> dd if=SYS_INST of=<tape_device> bs=20b
> Note that not all HP BOOTROMs support booting from
> SCSI tapes.
> Hmm, conv=osync isn't there ... I'll add that... thanks for pointint it
> out.. (I've never tried this ... I was told by another party about the
"bs=20b" is an incompatible option. You *must* use "obs=20b".
> Oh ... you can switch the 400/425/433 ROM back to "HPUX" mode from Domain
> mode... I forget the magic sequence, but it's possible... anyone know it?
It's under 'boot' in the undocumented 'C' menu (hit space during boot,
hit C <ret> instead of picking boot media -- the same way you pick the
serial console (C menu).
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