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Re: NWS netbooting

On Sat, 16 Mar 2013 09:28:56 +0000 David Brownlee <abs%netbsd.org@localhost> 

> If you have a little time then it would be superb if you could send in
> a start to distrib/notes/ibmnws/ :)
> I'd suggest taking a copy of a similar port and then tweaking the text
> and adding notes for ncdcs...

I might be able to find the time to do that in the near future, particularly
since the sudden traffic prompted me to dust off my NWS.

If someone else gets to writing it, here's another gotcha: NetBSD is currently
hardcoded to assume the framebuffer will be set to 1024x768. You can change it
in the firmware: while booting, press escape; from the following menu press F6.

In my case, the only monitor I can spare for this box only does 640x480, and I
got a screenful of garbage once the system bootstrapped. The quick fix: Edit
sys/arch/ibmnws/ibmnws/autoconf.c and change the prop_dictionary_set_uint32()
calls to match what you have.

I assume the correct fix would be to probe the hardware.

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