Subject: Re: ZIP Drive Image for NetBSD install problems
To: Jay Lovell <Jay.Lovell@bridge.bst.bls.com>
From: Wes Brown <email@example.com>
Date: 04/23/1997 15:57:32
> A couple of things I'd like to ask/find out.
> First, I'm real interested in finding out about your ZIP image of a
> bootable NetBSD system. I've tried all the other install methods and
> all have failed. I've tried loading SYS_INST from NFS via an HP Cluster
> Controller, dd'ing SYS_INST to a DAT tape, and finally dd'ing SYS_INST
> directly to the raw device of the future NetBSD Boot disk after
> attaching it to one of my running HP-UX boxes. SYS_INST never worked.
> I'd get references to it during the boot process, but selecting it
> essentially locked up the machine (the DAT tape never even showed up in
> the boot menu). At this point, your ZIP image remains my only hope of
> getting a working NetBSD system up and running. I went out to your home
> page and the reference to the ZIP image got a not found error. If this
> image is available elsewhere, I'd really like to find out where.
I am so sorry! I forgot to update the index.cache when I changed the web
page. Things should be working now.
The exact problems that you have been having is the reason why I created
this image. Please tell me how it works for you as I can not test it on
> Secondly, I've tried SYS_INST from both the 1.2.1 release as well as the
> 1.2 release and both have given the same error messages with the NFS
> method and the same "black screen" with the dd to disk. Is there a
> known problem with SYS_INST that I'm not aware of (long shot)? Is there
> another method of getting a marginal NetBSD system up and running that I
> could then upgrade (ie maybe dd'ing the miniroot file directly to the
> disk (guessing)?
Do you know if you have a supported video system?
> I've posted messages to the port-hp300 mailing list, but unfortunately,
> I haven't started receiving the feed yet so I can't see if there have
> been any replies yet. My other source, www.flame.org, is only current
> through April 21st. Any help or pointers that you (or anyone else)
> could send me would be gratefully received.
> Jay Lovell