Subject: Re: CD Boot Test offer
To: Bill Studenmund <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Henry B. Hotz <email@example.com>
Date: 07/13/1999 10:45:52
OK, I made a vanilla ISO CD-ROM with OFWBOOT.COF, NETBSD, and a couple of
folders with things like the base tarball in them. I tried booting it on
my 7500 at work (with a 604 upgrade so relax) and it didn't work.
The OF settings were default with auto-boot off, input=kbd,
output=/chaos/control. The boot command typed was
and the result was "RESETing SCSI bus" followed by a CR/LF after a second
or two. Then nothing. I get the same result if the file is garbag.fil
Is there something magic I don't know about OF, or does this just indicate
it didn't work?
Probably irrelevant, but I have an Adaptec 2940UW with my normal system
disk on it. The original CD-ROM and disk are still on the motherboard
SCSI. Nothing on the external SCSI. No other PCI boards. CPU is a Sonnet
150 MHz 604 upgrade card.
>On Fri, 9 Jul 1999, Henry B. Hotz wrote:
>> If someone will provide the ofwboot.coff, the kernel and/or miniroot needed
>> I will burn a CD-ROM with them and test boot it on a 8500.
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