Subject: Further Install Trials and Tribulations
To: None <port-sun3@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 12/26/1995 00:23:47
Well, I've perservered on with the Sun 3/50 install, but still have
had no luck. I formatted the disk and relabeled it, and dd still
refuses to copy the miniroot to the disk (giving the `read-only'
error).  I put the disk on a 386, labeled it, and copied the
miniroot, but when I tried to boot it on the Sun the Sun thought
there was no disklabel there. (I guess the disklabels aren't

Could this be something odd with the shoebox I'm using? It seems
to be a standard one with the tape drive, Emulex controller, and
Toshiba EDSI drive. Should I try to dig up a `real' SCSI drive and
use that? The shoebox did have SunOS 4.1.1 on it and boot all right
before I started in on this.


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