Subject: newbie netinstall success with 2100
To: None <port-pmax@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Aaron J. Grier <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/21/1998 17:29:25
Hi folks... I'm the proud(?) owner of a Decstation 2100 running netbsd.
 :) I installed it off the network, using a linux machine for
rpc.bootparamd, and an alpha running Digital Unix for NFS and tftp.
The first major problem I had was not being able to find any machines with
a working rpc.bootparamd -- Digital Unix doesn't ship with one, and sun's
version doesn't listen to broadcasts. 
Disklabeling of the rz23 and two rz57s went off without too much of a
hitch,  and after I figured out where things went, the system seemed
rather happy. Now to finish configuration, and get my 5000/240 at home up
and running. :)
Thank you, NetBSD/pmax folks! You've rescued a bunch of machines from a
dark fate.  :) (Now if I could only get bash to compile...)
 well, as proud as one can be of a 12MHz R2000. :)
 and RedHat 5.0 doesn't seem to ship with one, either. <sigh>
 there is of course the strange "partition will shrink" problem
which is dealt with by writing to rz0a instead of rz0c...
 there's about half a dozen or so of these 2100s/3100s rotting away in
a trailer here at Reed, and I figured they deserve something better
than ending up stripped for parts.
Aaron J. Grier | "Not your ordinary poofy goof." | email@example.com
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