Subject: newbie install glitch
To: None <>
From: Danny Thomas <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 07/17/2001 19:45:39
howdie, I've just tried setting up a pmax for the first time

I used the "install via diskimage" apporoach, using a netbsd-1.5.1/i386
system per the notes

for a terminal, I've either been using an genuine terminal, or minicom
on the PC. The machine works OK with the terminal after power-up, so
I start the boot process (see below, dunno why total memory shown as 192MB),
but doesn't seem to recognize or echo anything I type at the "Terminal
type?" prompt

I removed the PMAGB-B framebuffer board cause we don't have a
readily-accessible monitor anyway, but the prompt is still defaulting to
rcons and nothing echoes from the terminal

how do I get past this point?
I guess I'm supposed to enter "vt100"

Danny Thomas

netbsd has correctly identified it as a DECStation 5000/240
I haven't yet changed the PROM to boot automatically
BTW how do you set the date

KN03-AA V5.1b
?STF (4: Ln#0 Kbd self test)

?STF (4: Ln#1 Pntr self test)

?IO:  3/rz0/vmunix  (bb rd)
 boot=3/rz0/vmunix -a

>>cnfg 3
 3: KN03-AA  DEC      V5.1b    TCF0  (168 MB)
                                     (enet: 08-00-2b-23-65-d8)
                                     (SCSI = 7)
            DEV   PID                VID        REV    SCSI DEV
            ===== ================== ========== ====== ========
            rz1   ST32550N           SEAGATE    0016   DIR

        dcache( 64 KB), icache( 64 KB)
        mem( 0):  a0000000:a1ffffff  ( 32 MB)
        mem( 1):  a2000000:a3ffffff  ( 32 MB)
        mem( 2):  a4000000:a5ffffff  ( 32 MB)
        mem( 3):  a6000000:a7ffffff  ( 32 MB)
        mem( 4):  a8000000:a9ffffff  ( 32 MB)
        mem( 5):  aa000000:aa7fffff  (  8 MB)

>>boot 3/rz1/netbsd

NetBSD/pmax 1.5.1 FFS Primary Bootstrap

NetBSD/pmax 1.5.1 Secondary Bootstrap, Revision 1.3
(, Jun 13 15:14:49 EST 2001)

Boot: 3/rz1/netbsd
1135048+3194112+256684 [89+52064+41550]=0x4779c4
Starting at 0x80030000

Copyright (c) 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
    The NetBSD Foundation, Inc.  All rights reserved.
Copyright (c) 1982, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1993
    The Regents of the University of California.  All rights reserved.

NetBSD 1.5.1 (RAMDISK) #2: Tue Jun 26 11:58:33 EST 2001
DECstation 5000/240 (3MAXPLUS)
total memory = 192 MB
avail memory = 172 MB
using 2483 buffers containing 9932 KB of memory
mainbus0 (root)
cpu0 at mainbus0: MIPS R3000 CPU (0x230) Rev. 3.0 with MIPS R3010 FPC Rev. 4.0
cpu0: 64KB Instruction, 64KB Data, direct mapped cache
tc0 at mainbus0: 25 MHz clock
ioasic0 at tc0 slot 3 offset 0x0
le0 at ioasic0 offset 0xc0000: address 08:00:2b:23:65:d8
le0: 32 receive buffers, 8 transmit buffers
scc0 at ioasic0 offset 0x100000
scc1 at ioasic0 offset 0x180000: console
mcclock0 at ioasic0 offset 0x200000: mc146818 or compatible
asc0 at ioasic0 offset 0x300000: target 7
le1 at tc0 slot 2 offset 0x0: address 08:00:2b:93:45:af
le1: 32 receive buffers, 8 transmit buffers
asc1 at tc0 slot 1 offset 0x0 (bus speed: 25 MHz) : target 7
Beginning old-style SCSI device autoconfiguration
rz1 at asc0 drive 1 slave 0 SEAGATE ST32550N rev 0016 (SCSI-2)
rz1: 2047MB, 3511 cyl, 11 head, 108 sec, 512 bytes/sect x 4194058 sectors
md0: internal 3072K image area
boot device: rz1
root on md0a dumps on md0b
WARNING: clock gained 35 days -- CHECK AND RESET THE DATE!
root file system type: ffs
Terminal type? [rcons]