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Re: installing NetBSD on a Sparcstation 2.
----- Original Message -----
> From: "David Brownlee" <abs%netbsd.org@localhost>
> To: "Dan Oglesby" <danno%serverunderground.com@localhost>
> Cc: port-sparc%netbsd.org@localhost
> Sent: Monday, August 23, 2010 4:01:29 AM
> Subject: Re: installing NetBSD on a Sparcstation 2.
> On 22 August 2010 20:51, Dan Oglesby <danno%serverunderground.com@localhost>
> > Just a quick followup, I tried the following sets of floppies:
> > 1.6.2 - loads both floppies, installation appears to run fine.
> > 2.1 - fails to mount second floppy
> > 3.1.1 - fails to boot (can't read disklabel)
> > 4.0 - fails to boot (can't read disklabel)
> > 5.0.2 - begins to boot, then fails (cannot find netbsd: error=79)
> > 5.1_RC3 - fails to boot (can't read disklabel)
> > Fun stuff. I'm finish beating on the floppy installation method, now
> > that the CD-ROM is working for me.
> As a final check, would you be willing to look at a -current boot
> floppy? - eg
The first disk boots up to the point where you get the little spinning
stick/progress indicator, but after a couple of minutes it errors with:
lseek section headers: invalid file offset
Cannot load netbsd: error=103
device[/fd@1,f7200000:a] ("halt" to halt):
Very similar to how the boot from floppy fails on 5.0.2 floppies.
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