To: None <port-mac68k@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Michael G. Schabert <email@example.com>
Date: 05/24/1998 17:57:37
<NOTE: This is being sent to both
port-mac68k@NetBSD.org as well as port-alpha@NetBSD.org>
Hi there NetBSDers,
I recently obtained a SparcStation with no software (actually, no hard
drive) to play with. I wish to put NetBSD/Alpha onto it, & tried
downloading the floppy disk image from the NetBSD site. The one from the
1.3.1 distribution died in the primary boot with this:
jumping to entry point
halted CPU 0
halt code = 2
kernel stack not valid halt
PC = 0
& then went back to the >>> prompt.
My next attempt was to use my Mac to get a hard drive ready for
NetBSD/Alpha. I tried using MKFS to give it 2 partitions, a 1 Gig Root/Usr,
and a 70 MB Swap on a Quantum Fireball 1080s. I then used the installer
from NetBSD/Mac68k to install the alpha distribution onto the drive.
Everything worked OK, & I got everything installed, so I shoved the drive
into the AlphaStation & tried to boot. Unfortunately, it told me that the
hard drive had incorrect boot blocks.
Then I tried a more current (install13E.fs), and it got farther, as it hit
secondary boot (gave email addie of whoever wrote that portion, as well as
date. It was like the very end of April, but I didn't write it down)
file not found
After that, it flashed 2 lines on the screen that I couldn't make out, then
it blanked out the screen with just an underscore at the bottom of the
screen. The floppy light was off, the HDD light was out, & keyboard did
Any clues would be greatly appreciated. I'd like to make this a headless
server, doing IPnat and various un*x services.
ps if there's a more correct addie for me to send this to, it would be
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