Subject: Re: DECsystem 5000/200
To: None <>
From: Gregory McGarry <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 01/27/1999 13:11:51
> > I'm another newbie to NetBSD, but I hope some of you can spare the time
> > to help me out.  I have access to several old DECstations that I'd like
> > to put to good use.  I have a choice of several flavors: 5000/200
> > 5000/25 3100S 3100.
> > 
> > I set up BOOTP and TFTP on my Linux box and got one of the 5000/200's
> > to boot the netbsd.ecoff kernel.  The DECsystem mounted the root
> > filesystem (/installation/netboot/diskimage.tgz) successfully via NFS.
> > At the prompt I was able to run sysinst and start the installation
> > process.  Everything goes fine until I try to partition and format the
> > disk.
> There's been some complaints recently about the SCSI driver on
> 5000/200's.  One thing would be to try the 5000/25, which uses a
> different SCSI driver.

I might just chime in here and say that the last time I did an
installation, the NFS filesystem had to be R/W otherwise it couldn't
create disktab in /tmp and wouldn't label the disk.

My experience was with 1.3beta, so it may be different now.