Subject: DS3100 boot problem
To: None <port-pmax@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Eric Dittman <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 02/27/1997 14:41:31
I've got a DECstation 3100 with 16MB of RAM.  I downloaded
the distributions files to my Pentium and built a complete
directory tree for NFS booting.  I am able to boot the
nfsnetbsd.ecoff kernel over the net using tftp.  About 99%
of the time the system boots to standalone mode.  Every so
often it actually boots to multiuser mode.  I have no idea
why this happens, but it does.  Any ideas?

The next problem I have is I disklabeled my SCSI drive on
the 3100 and copied over the distribution files.  I built
a custom kernel, populated /dev, and made the appropriate
changes to the files in /etc.  Unfortunately, it hung after
autoconfiguration.  Concerned that I made a mistake in
building the kernel, I tried booting the kernel from the
distribution.  Here's what I get:

KN01 V6.71 
>> boot -f rz(0,) 0)/netbsd
Boot: rz(0,0)/netbsd
Size: 1034192+0+90116
Starting at 0x80030000

Using PROM serial output until serial drivers initialized
Copyright (c) 1982, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1993
        The Regents of the University of California.  All rights reserved.

NetBSD 1.2_ALPHA (NEWCONF) #1: Sun Jun 23 14:28:20 PDT 1996
real mem = 16777216
avail mem = 13336576
using 409 buffers containing 1675264 bytes of memory
mainbus0 (root)
cpu0 at mainbus0: MIPS R3000 CPU Rev. 2.0 with MIPS R3010 FPC Rev. 2.0
(configuring kn01/5100 baseboard devices)
configuring pm at afc00000 interrupt number 3
pm0 at mainbus0 (1024x864x1) (console)configuring dc at bc000000 interrupt number 2
dc0 at mainbu (kn01: intr_establish hardcoded) 
configuring lance at b8000000 interrupt number 1
le0 at mainbus0: address 08:00:2b:0f:44:c5
le0: 32 receive buffers, 8 transmit buffers
 (kn01: intr_establish hardcoded) configuring sii at ba000000 interrupt number 0
sii0 at mainbus0 (kn01: intr_establish hardcoded) 
configuring mc146818 at bd000000 interrupt number 16
clock0 at mainbus0
configuring dc at b5000000 interrupt number 4
configuring dc at b5200000 interrupt number 5
configuring  at 0 interrupt number 0
autconfiguration done, spl back to 0x0

After that the system is locked up.

Any ideas?  I'm using a serial console, could that be causing
any problems?
Eric Dittman                  Texas Instruments - Component Test Facility    (972) 462-4292
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