Subject: Re: Status of port-newsmips?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Mauricio <email@example.com>
Date: 09/14/2002 00:12:53
> > TESTING MAIN MEMORY ......... FROM 0xa0000000 THROUGH 0xa0bf7fff
>> --------> This means that it has 12MB of RAM, right?
>Yes. The last some kbytes are used by the PROM monitor.
>Maybe it has twelve 1MB SIMMs, and you can put 4MB SIMMs instead
>up to 64Mbytes. My NWS-3470D has 64M RAM.
Cool. Time for some SIMM hunting then =)
> > PHASE 2: FDC AND FDD CHECK
>> --------> All that means it does not have a floppy in the drive, right?
>Hmm, by default, internal floppy drive should be 3.5" bay
>at right side. If it is not there, it might be removed, unfortunately.
Actually, the drive is there. I was just wondering if the
message indicated whether the drive was empty (no floppy in the
> > NEWS> revarp
>> Server not respond.
>> --------> This means the machine is set up to get its IP address from
>> a server, right?
>Maybe. But IIRC NEWS machines use the "rd (remote disk)" protocol
>to load kernel, and it is not supported by NetBSD.
Ok. I was curious about whether the machine was set up to
boot diskless or something like that.
> > NEWS> di
>> Tahoe disk label
>> a: 0 34200
>> b: 34200 200000
>> c: 0 586764
>> d: 234201 320000
>> e: 554202 32562
>> f: 327582 259182
>> g: 327582 129591
>> h: 457173 129591
>> --------> This is the hard drive, right? Can I assume the
>> partitions labels are similar to other BSD unixes (c is the entire
>> disk, b is swap, and so on)? Also, what is the unit used in each
>> column? Bytes?
>NEWS-OS 4.x is completely derived from 4.3BSD, so it should be
>disklabel of the internal SCSI drive. The unit would be sector,
>which should be 512bytes.
> > NEWS> vers
>> SONY NET WORK STATION R3000 Monitor Release 2.0A
>> Model NWS-3710, Machine ID #30145, Ethernet address 08:00:46:00:79:e7
>> It seems karas is slowly on its way to come back to the world of
>>the living. =)
>If your machine actually does not have floppy drive, you can
>write boot.fs image into a SCSI drive and can boot NetBSD from it.
Well, it does have a floppy drive. So, I created a boot
floppy in my Sparc20 (after downloading the boot.fs you mentioned in
a previous message). This is how far it went:
NEWS> bo fh
NetBSD/newsmips Primary Boot
NetBSD/newsmips Secondary Boot, Revision 1.7
(firstname.lastname@example.org, Sat Sep 7 19:57:02 UTC 2002)
and it just hang up on there. Does anyone have any suggestions?