Subject: Re: Install probs
To: Bill Anderson <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 08/18/1998 09:54:27
On Mon, 17 Aug 1998 19:06:23 -0400 (EDT)  Bill Anderson wrote:

> I've been trying to get NetBSD-1.3.2/pmax installed on a DECstation
> 5000/260...
> I'm new to the DEC architecture... Anyway, after about 16 hours of working
> on it (and going thru every faq, howto, and the list archives), this is
> where I stand: 
> the decstation ("narn") successfully boots ("boot 3/tftp") over the
> network from a SPARCstation ("victoria") running SunOS 5.6 (aka Solaris
> 2.6) using the nfsnetbsd.ecoff kernel with miniroot installed on
> victoria:/usr/export ... So, I get to my NetBSD sh prompt and all is
> good...until I try to continue with the installation... I repeatedly get
> "Device not configured" when ever I try to do anything with disk drives...

When the machine boots NetBSD, do you see messages like:

	Beginning old-style SCSI device autoconfiguration
	rz0 at asc0 drive 0 slave 0 DEC RZ28M    (C) DEC rev 0568
	rz0: 2007MB, 3045 cyl, 16 head, 84 sec, 512 bytes/sect x 4110480 sectors
	rz1 at asc0 drive 1 slave 0 SEAGATE ST12400N SUN2.1G rev 8346
	rz1: 2048MB, 2621 cyl, 19 head, 84 sec, 512 bytes/sect x 4194685 sectors

Just before the "Enter pathname of shell or RETURN for sh: " prompt.  Do
you see this?

If you're using a serial console, a cut'n'paste of the boot output would
be useful.  You can also get this info by typing "dmesg > /foo" once the
machine it up, and then reading the file from your Solaris machine.