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Re: boot floppy syntax?

I have an ofw3x system, but I think regardless of version you need to point it to the xcoff.
So boot fd:,\ofwboot.xcf
Or boot fd:,\(subdirectory)ofwboot.xcf
But even if I'm wrong it'll be rftm time.but don't worry, netbsd/macppc has extremely good documentation,which is enjoyable to read thru..So grab a beer or caffeine if that's your headache removing beverage and enjoy the read.

PS you did initialise the memory like the dox tells you to for 1.0.5 systems, yeah?
If your system has Open Firmware prior to version 3, then you must set some Open Firmware variables before NetBSD can boot. Do not run these commands on Open Firmware 3 machines, as you may overwrite your firmware requiring a trip to Apple for repairs.

 0 > setenv load-base 600000
0 > setenv real-base F00000
0 > reset-all
The last command reboots you

Tell us how you went.
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Subject: boot floppy syntax?


Has anyone successfully booted with the boot floppies say from
http://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-8.0/macppc/installation/floppy/ ?

I'm trying what is mentioned in the INSTALL doc "boot fd:0", but it
seems like the kernel(s) can't be found...

0 > boot fd:0 -
OF_open bootpath=fd
read stage 2 blocks: 01234567. done!
starting stage 2...

>> NetBSD/macppc OpenFirmware Boot, Revision 1.12 (Sun Nov  4 16:51:47 UTC 2018)
open /netbsd: Device not configured
open /netbsd.gz: Device not configured
open /netbsd.macppc: Device not configured

It looks like hfs_open() is expecting something with a "," maybe like

I've experimented with some things like "fd:0,\netbsd" at the
openfirmware and bootloader prompts and many others without luck .
Before I go too far down the ofw-path rabbit hole, does anyone know what
the syntax should be for booting off a floppy should be?  I'm using
openfirmware 1.0.5.


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