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

Interesting. At a first glance the log says that the scsi driver is
broken in the NetBSD 7+. I hit that problem in this thread:

Are you saying the very same NetBSD version works for you if you use a
smaller sysinit image?

On Fri, Jun 30, 2017 at 7:23 AM, T <bobs%thelibertytree.org@localhost> wrote:
> The PReP partition was set to use 5MB (as recommended in the documentation)
> and located in the first BIOS partition. Only the kernels 2MB or less seem
> to make it to the boot loader for me. The <2MB serial console sysinit image
> will make it to the boot loader if I put it into the PReP partition, but
> will not boot past that point as mentioned in this thread:
> http://mail-index.netbsd.org/port-prep/2017/06/27/msg000119.html
> On 06/29/2017 03:32 AM, Artyom Tarasenko wrote:
>> 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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