Subject: Re: 1.3.2 Installation Woes
To: None <email@example.com, port-pmax@NetBSD.ORG,>
From: Marcel Chukwunenye <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/20/1998 13:47:29
>From: "Michael L. Hitch" <email@example.com>
>To: firstname.lastname@example.org (Marcel Chukwunenye), port-pmax@NetBSD.ORG
>Subject: Re: 1.3.2 Installation Woes
>On Jul 17, 9:07pm, Marcel Chukwunenye wrote:
>> I used a 5000/200 running Ultrix 4.4 as a helper system
>> to install NetBSD 1.3.2. Here is what I did:
>> 5000/200 with one (1) RZ56 at target 1
>> added 3 disks; RZ56 disk at target 3
>> 2.1GB disk at target 0
>> RZ56 disk at target 2
>> Helper disk is at target 3. Completed installation of netbsd
>> to target 0 (2.1GB) successfully. I have been running with
>> this configuration for a while. I have booted up numerous times
>> from the target 0 disk successfully.
>> Problem: I moved target 0 and target 2 (one expansion cabinet)
>> off to another system 5000/240 and tried booting from target 0.
>> It does not boot.
> "It does not boot." - I can think of a whole lot of things that would
>cause the system to not boot. A little more information would be useful
>(does the system even see the disk, does the PROM complain about the
>bootblock data on the disk, does the bootblock have problems finding the
>kernel, does the kernel even start, etc...).
>> So what did I do wrong?
> Hmm - what is the memory configuration in the 5000/240? I've seen a
>problem mentioned on OpenBSD that seemed to indicate a problem with a
>5000/240 that had 8M SIMMS installed.
Well, I have four (4) disks at target 0, 1, 2, 3 & 4; all seen by
the system. I have 136MB of RAM in the following order:
8MB, 32MB; original when I first got the 5000/240. Robbed 3 scraped
machines of their (32MB each) memory as the got scraped and added
them to this 5000/240. This system was working before shutdown; but
the disk got messed up. So, I have memory in this order:
8MB, 32MB, 8MB, 8MB, 8MB, 8MB, 8MB, 8MB, 8MB, 8MB, 8MB, 8MB, 8MB, 8MB.
Atotal of 136MB.
The system does not report any errors. The Kernel starts; but the
boot hangs after displaying the line that says:
"The Regents of the University of Califonia. All Rights Reserved"
I brought this disk back to the office today and it boots fine on
the helper system 5000/200.
The CPU will be in my office tomorrow. In the meantime any clues
Marcel O. Chukwunenye
Lead Engineer/SW, Unix System Administrator (407)-729-5430