Subject: Re: NetBSD 1.4/sparc miniroot panics
To: grntiger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: 11/24/1999 00:41:05
> I'm trying to install NetBSD 1.4/sparc. I FTP'ed the gzipped
> miniroot. On my SLC [it] got as far as enumerating devices, then
> crashed immediately after finding the floppy controller [...]
> I moved the same disk over to a 4/200. It gets as far as probing the
> SCSI bus and finding the disk before panicing with the same problem.
> It's really weird for two machines to panic with the same problem
> unless the problem is in the miniroot.
Right. I know for a time there was a problem with the floppy driver,
such that attempting to boot a kernel with floppy configured in it, on
a machine with no floppy hardware, produced a panic.
I suspect you're hitting this. If you have a machine with a floppy
drive, you might try it. Otherwise, I'm not quite sure what to
suggest, short of installing a different snapshot long enough to build
a kernel sans floppy.
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