Subject: Re: NetBSD 3.1RC4 / How to start X ?
To: Izumi Tsutsui <>
From: Jean-Pierre HOFER <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 11/21/2006 19:16:59
> > > How did you replace the kernel?
> > 
> > I have downloaded it per ftp into /tmp and then gunziped the file.
> > Then I moved /netbsd to /netbsd.bak and the wscons-kernel to /netbsd.
> > And I have set the same file access permissions, owner and group to the]
> > new /netbsd as there were for the GENERIC kernel file.
> Hmm.
> If the bootloader fails silently, it can't recognize your kernel
> at all. What "file /netbsd (netbsd-WSCONS)" command shows?

/netbsd: ELF 32-bit LSB MIPS-I executable, MIPS, version 1 (SYSV), statically linked, not stripped

> Does the kernel have proper size?

There are 3597592 bytes.

But where is the proper size of the file after gunziping to find ?

> How about "boot 3/rz1" (without filename)?

NetBSD/pmax 3.1 FFS Primary Bootstrap

NetBSD/pmax 3.1 Secondary Bootstrap, Revision 1.5
(, Tue Oct 31 06:47:03 UTC 2006)

Boot: 3/rz1
Loading : 3/rz1/netbsd.pmax
open 3/rz1/netbsd.pmax: No such file or directory
Loading: 3/rz1/netbsd
Loading: 3/rz1/netbsd.gz
open 3/rz1/netbsd.gz: No such file or directory
Loading: 3/rz1/netbsd.bak
2995360+290124 [105056+93223  etc.............

Jean-Pierre Hofer