Subject: 3/50 and NFS install crashes!
To: None <port-sun3@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Alfredo A Rodriguez <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 12/04/1995 13:38:30
  I have a Sun 3/50 that's hooked up to some ancient MFM drive that
plugs into the SCSI bus via an ancient Adaptec 4000 MFM-SCSI board. I've
been trying to NFS install NetBSD 1.1 onto it from my linux box (P120
running 1.2.13 ELF kernel). The linux remote booting setup was derived
from the linux xkernel setup+docs. Ok, so everything works fine until
just after it finishes downloading (via tftp) the bootstrap "netbsd-rd".
After it downloads this, it makes another RARP request (completely
unexpected) and hangs; all this instead of NFS mounting the miniroot and
going on the main install. I only have this problem with my 3/50's. My
3/160 works fine under this setup. Any help would be really appreciated.

BTW: I'm looking for a Sun 3/160 ( or any Sun 3/x60 really) VME SCSI
board with an internal SCSI connector. I need one for another 160 that
I've got here. Email me if you have one you're willing to part with.

Alfredo Rodriguez                                        <esp>
Psychology Computing
Carnegie Mellon Univ.