Subject: Re: Booting without NFS or tape
To: John Butera <>
From: Steve Woodford <>
List: port-mvme68k
Date: 11/09/2002 20:41:03
On Sat, 9 Nov 2002, John Butera wrote:

> I'm interested in installing NetBSD on my MVME147.  Is there any way to
> boot it without tape or using NFS?  I know debian used to have a tool
> to convert disk images into S-Records which you could transfer over
> RS-232.  Is this possible with NetBSD?

In short, no.

That's not to say it can't be done, though. It would take a bit of extra
work in locore.s to support booting without the aid of the bootstrap
loader (which passes some some parameters to the kernel).

Cheers, Steve