Subject: Re: port-pmax/6305: Problem with NetBSD 1.3.2 pmax installation notes
To: Terry R. Friedrichsen <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 11/03/1998 21:34:28
On Thu, 15 Oct 1998 13:13:05 -0400 (EDT)  Todd Vierling wrote:

> On Wed, 15 Oct 1997, Terry R. Friedrichsen wrote:
> : 	sysinst will not install from CD-ROM.  Specifying the CD-ROM device
> : 	as rzXc wins the message "cannot find installation sets kern.tgz and
> : 	base.tgz on rzXc".  (X is, of course, the correct SCSI ID for the
> : 	CD-ROM drive.)  I've only paraphrased the message here; unfortunately,
> : 	I did not make an exact note of the error.
> AFAIK, almost all CD-ROMs are cd0a.  Other device drivers don't, as far as I
> know, support CD-ROM disklabelling; if they did, it should be partition `a',
> not `c'.
> Looking at the pmax stuff, this is not a sysinst problem, rather a pmax
> problem -- it appears that some implementation sof SCSI use an "oldscsibus"
> which does not support CD-ROMs.
> Try `cd0a'.  If that does not work, you may be SOL for this installation
> option right now.

On the pmax, "cd0a" is not going to work.

Terry - is it possible to try Todd's suggestion of using the 'a'
partition instead of the 'c' partition sometime soon?  We're preparing
for the 1.3.3 release and it would be good to sort this out...