Subject: Re: Installation problems...
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Toru Nishimura <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/16/1998 09:17:47
> I intended to net-boot a DECstation 5000/20, in order to install NetBSD,
> but I will only get this message:
> KN02-CA V2.0m (PC: 0xbfc00c78, SP: 0x801fffe8)
> Boot: 3/rz0/vmunix
> open(3/rz0/vmunix) failed: 19
> Can't boot '3/rz0/vmunix'
> This will be repeated continuously, without any boot-prompt visible...
> What could be wrong?
Nothing seems wrong other than the PROM monitor variables are set for
"automatic boot after power-on" mode, and the SCSI ID #0 disk is not
available, or ULTRIX vmunix image is missing on the disk.
Try Ctrl-C several times after 'Boot: 3/rz0/vmunix' is displayed. You
should get PROM monitor prompt '>> '
Then check the PROM variable;
You will see the variable 'haltaction' has value 'b'. Then change the value
>> setenv haltaction h
Make double checks the value of haltaction variable, do power-off-on cycle.
PROM variable 'boot' holds boot parameters. After you complete
NetBSD/pmax installation, you should set a new value like;
>> setenv boot "3/rz2/netbsd -a" (double quotes are required)
This allows you to type just 'boot' command to bring the system up for
multiuser mode. If you really want automatic boot after power-on, then
set the haltaction variable with 'b' again.
Nara Institute of Science and Technology