Subject: Re: for pmax?
To: NetBSD/pmax <>
From: Iggy Drougge <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 02/12/2001 17:42:34
Jay D. Allen skrev:

>> Jay D. Allen skrev:
>> >    Is there anyone else working on a secondary boot loader
>> >for the DECStations?  Seems like the only way to get around
>> >this game of making funky kernels, and maybe the way
>> >to netboot machines that only support MOP loading (short of writing
>> >a new mop server).   This would be a small program that could
>> >be tftp or MOP booted, which when loaded could use NFS, tftp,
>> >or whatever to get the ball rolling.
>> A mopd is part of the standard NetBSD distribution, so what's wrong with
>> booting your entire kernel that way?

>1.  As near as I can tell it does not work.  You need a mop protocol
>image, or an a.out image.   The latter begets the former if you
>can make an a.out kernel and use mopa.out.  If I'm missing something
>here please clue me in, but as near as I can tell there is no working
>mop-boots for NetBSD-1.5/Pmax.

How about using the ECOFF image used for TFTP boots?
I haven't tested the mopd myself, but will do so when booting some VAXes, I

>2.  It would make the decstation install more consistent with the other
>ports; Sparc, HP300, vax.  They all use a secondary, network loadable,
>boot loader.

I'm not certain what you mean. If you can load a first-stage loader, why nbot
loead the entire kernel while you're at it?

>3.  There would finally be something to put in the installation/netboot


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