Subject: Re: IBM 6015 (40p) won't boot installer.
To: Patrick Finnegan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Klaus Klein <email@example.com>
Date: 11/03/2005 09:56:21
On Wed, 2 Nov 2005 21:50:08 -0500
Patrick Finnegan <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Andy Ruhl declared on Wednesday 02 November 2005 20:42:
> > On 11/2/05, Patrick Finnegan <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > I've tried the installer for both 1.6.2, 2.0.2, and 2.1. All three
> > >
> > > freeze at the same place (booting sysinst_com0.fs):
> > > > NetBSD/prep BOOT, Revision 1.5
> > > >
> > > >> (firstname.lastname@example.org, Tue Mar 22 21:54:55 UTC 2005)
> > >
> > > Boot: Loading in()
> > > 3537936+185964=0x38d4e0
> > > start=0x100000
> > >
> > > That's the output for the 2.0.2 installer. 1.6.2 and 2.1 have the
> > > same message with different numbers. :)
> > >
> > > Any ideas?
> > Do you know if those boxes are able to boot NetBSD from other people
> > posting?
> It's listed in the "supported hardware" list for NetBSD/prep, and there's
> a news item on the port page saying that support for the machine was
> added on 2004/06/26, which is why I bothered trying NetBSD anyways.
Exactly. However, the creation of the 2.x release branch predates this;
the first release to support this machine will be 3.0. Daily snapshots
of this release branch (netbsd-3) are available from
> > How are you booting the kernel by the way? I had trouble initially
> > until I netbooted. But I have a different box.
> dd image to floppy, boot off floppy.
> I can't netboot, as this machine doesn't have a built-in network
> interface, and I don't seem to have a compatible card.
In case you can get hands on that particular model there's also the
option of installing a vanilla 3C509 card for which a firmware driver
is available, too.