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Re: 7.1 on a IBM 43P, 7248-132

Is it a general issue, or was the PReP partition just too small in your setup?

On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 10:15 AM, T <bobs%thelibertytree.org@localhost> wrote:
> Found that the kernel size is the issue by using mkbootimage with
> install_small.fs and dding that into the PreP partition and getting that to
> boot. Will end up doing the small kernel work around mentioned in the
> referenced email thread.
> On 06/24/2017 06:37 PM, t wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I'm trying to get NetBSD 7.1 working on a 7248-132 but cannot get the
>> computer to boot from the SCSI disk after installation. Booting the
>> install kernel over the network seems to work with BOOTP/TFTP. After
>> completing the installation process and restarting the machine, I load
>> into the SMS and change the boot priority to boot from the SCSI disk
>> instead of the network. Upon restarting and completing the boot screen,
>> the computer ends up at a black screen and blinking cursor.
>> I believe this issue may be related to this thread:
>> https://mail-index.netbsd.org/port-prep/2014/07/thread1.html#000101
>> This is my first time installing NetBSD so it could also be something I'm
>> doing.
>> I've tried re-writing the generic kernel to the prep partition with
>> "mkbootimage" but that did not seem to work.
>> Any help would be appreciated.
>> One other thing I've noticed with this machine is interactions with the
>> pcn0 device seem to occasionally lockup the machine. I originally was
>> going to install the NetBSD binary packages from a NFS mount, but the
>> system would lockup halfway through the installation of the second
>> package. I bypassed this issue by using the CDROM instead.

Artyom Tarasenko

SPARC and PPC PReP under qemu blog: http://tyom.blogspot.com/search/label/qemu

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