Subject: Re: 1.4.1 snapshot available.
To: Paul Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Simon Burge <email@example.com>
Date: 07/18/1999 22:56:06
Paul Johnson wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 15, 1999 at 03:54:57PM +0200, Dr. Lex Wennmacher wrote:
> > On Jul 13, 12:00am, Simon Burge wrote:
> > > I've built and tested (a little) a pre-release 1.4.1 snapshot (without
> > > the X sets at the moment). It's available on ftp.netbsd.org in
> > > pub/NetBSD/arch/pmax/snapshot/1.4.1.
> > Hi Simon,
> > my DECstation 5000/240 does not boot the kernel form your snapshot.
> > The messages on the console are:
> > ...
> > Starting at 0x80030000
> > [netbsd ELF symbol table not valid]
> > and the machine solidly hangs (even reset doesn't work anymore, had to switch
> > the machine off).
> Same problem here (5000/200) although the reset worked fine. No SCSI
> errors up to that point though :)
The problem is booting the ecoff kernel that is in kern.tgz - I've just
been testing by copying the ELF kernel to /netbsd and rebooting. I'm
not sure when this stopped working - NetBSD 1.4 actually had an ELF
kernel in kern.tgz which is technically wrong, but that's what I'll go
back to for 1.4.1. I've updated kern.tgz in the snapshot - you'll just
need to untar that over the existing kernel. Here's the details of the
-rw-rw-r-- 1 simonb netbsd 825077 Jul 18 05:43 kern.tgz
MD5 (kern.tgz) = dd3d171d7a6c92302ea3d3dcd53a6de4