Subject: Booting NetBSD on Indy
To: None <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/25/2001 23:00:38
A quick question... I see from the port news page on netbsd.org that
support for the Indy is very much in the pipeline. I would kill to get
NetBSD on my Indy instead of the bloated monster that is Irix, so this
definitely counts as Good Work Fellas ;-).
Anyway, I was wondering... This 'ere Indy has a floppy drive -
know if it is possible to boot it from such? It's not obvious
from the firmware (I know nothing about SGI firmware,) which appears to
recognise it as just-another-SCSI-device. I guess it should
be - would this
be a way of circumventing the netbooting palaver? If so, any ideas what
would be involved in building a boot disk?