Subject: Re: Installing from Tape
To: None <,>
From: Gordon W. Ross <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 01/02/1996 15:08:11
> Date: Mon, 1 Jan 1996 14:26:34 -0600 (CST)
> From: Rahim Azizarab <>

> Greetings:
> I finally had a chance to try the Makeboottape again on my 3/50.  I wrote 
> the tape under sun-os 4.1.1.  This is what I get:
> >b st()
> Boot: st(0,0,0)
> >> NetBSD tapeboot [$Revision 1.1 $]
> tapeboot: openning segment 1
> tapeboot: loading ... (1538 blocks)
> tapeboot: close (rewind) ...
> starting program at 0x400
> consol on zs0 (ttya)
> Well, at this point it seems to go and look for something on my hard drive
> (swapspace?) and just hangs up.  Any ideas or suggessions?

That was a problem with the 1.1 alpha binaries (only used tty console).
There is a new "install" set on that corrects the problem.

Also, there should soon be an even more recent install set for the sun3
in the upcoming patch release for 1.1 (not sure when).  The files for
that patch are also on in: /ftp/pub/NetBSD/arch/sun3

Gordon Ross