Subject: Never mind (was Re: Netbooting / -current kernel weirdness...)
To: None <>
From: Mason Loring Bliss <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 06/06/2000 11:43:34
Never mind... The nfsnetbsd kernel from the snapshot works fine, and I
can build from there.

Everything's coming along...

On Tue, Jun 06, 2000 at 11:23:47AM -0400, Mason Loring Bliss wrote:

> Hi, all.
> I just acquired a DECstation 5000/200, and I'm running it diskless, or
> will be. My problem: I'd like to start tracking -current with it, but:
> 1) The kernel from the latest snapshot won't load. I get a message as
> follows: ?IO: 6/tftp, a.out err (-2)
> 2) There's no pmax cross-build package obvious to me. (Are mipsel or
> mipseb what I want, or are they something else entirely?)
> I can get a 1.4.1 kernel going (didn't try 1.4.2) but that doesn't aid
> me with the snapshot userland, and I don't want to load 1.4.x just to
> painfully bootstrap into ELF and stuff.
> Thanks in advance for clues as to what I should be doing. I'm fairly
> unfamiliar with pmax hardware thus far, so clues are welcome. Do I need
> some sort of a.out second-stage boot loader or something to load the
> ELF kernel?
> -- 
>    Mason Loring Bliss              E w i g e
> awake ? sleep : dream;  B l u m e n k r a f t

    Mason Loring Bliss  If a cow laughed, would
awake ? sleep : dream;  milk come out her nose?