Subject: Re: Installing from Tape
To: None <>
From: Gordon W. Ross <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 12/08/1995 15:44:55
> From: "Gernot M. Fuchs" <>
> Date: Fri, 8 Dec 1995 01:51:08 -0500

> Hello,
> I currently wanted to install NetBSD 1.1 on one of my Sun 3/60's. I retrieved
> the files tapeboot, netbsd-rd and miniroot from and wrote them
> to tape following the instructions in INSTALL.TXT.
> When I want to boot from this tape with "b st()", I always get the following
> messages:
> scsi: dma never completed
> scsi: bus busy
> Boot: load failed

This is probably caused by either:
* incorrect SCSI termination (TPWR grounded?)
* PROM revision too old for the tape drive

There is a nice summary of PROM revisions and their
capabilities on the "Sun3 Archive" Web page: