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Re: installboot is broken

On 2013-03-24 20:13, Martin Husemann wrote:
On Sun, Mar 24, 2013 at 12:08:07PM -0700, Mark Pizzolato - Info Comm wrote:
Clearly no one has attempted to install any version of NetBSD on a
legacy VAX (one which boots without the aid of a ROM based VMB).

Dunno, can those use MOP to boot?


If so, the installation would work if the (to be) boot disk has not been
zeroed before.

Not really. If the disk you are installing to have some other boot block, for some other system, it will not boot NetBSD any better. Just because you can boot over network does not change the fact that if you want to boot from a disk, that disk needs a proper boot block.


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