Subject: Sun 3 Install Woes
To: None <tech-install@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Dan Poler <>
List: tech-install
Date: 02/12/1997 21:22:59
Greetings All:

I've been strugling to install NetBSD 1.2 on a Sun 3/60 with 12Mb RAM
and a Micropolis 660Mb SCSI-I disk. 

Problem started when I could not use disklabel or edlabel to write a
disk label. It would not write it to disk if I started a partition (ANY
partition) with an offset of anything but 0, complaining:
DIOCWDINFO: Invalid argument

So I carted the disk over to a Sun Sparc LX running Solaris 2.5.1 and
used the Solaris format command to label the disk, which seems to have
worked. I went back to the Sun 3, plugged the disk back in, NFS mounted
my boot server (the aforementioned LX) and did:
dd if=miniroot of=/dev/rsd0b bs=8k

I then rebooted and got the following...

> b sd(,,1) -s
Boot: sd(0,0,1) -s

>>NetBSD ufsboot [$Revision: 1.2$]

exception 0x10 at 00240166

The exception is always the same. So, it's at least reading the first
part of the boot block, then dying. I'm stumped and frustrated. I feel
like I'm so close, but just not quite there. Can anyone point me in a
direction to proceed in from here?