Subject: Re: Trouble netbooting 3000/500
To: Ross Harvey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Wilko Bulte <email@example.com>
Date: 10/01/1998 19:38:05
As Ross Harvey wrote...
> > [ lots of fun trying to get 3000/500 to boot ]
> I think it's worth it to get that thing going. The 3000/500 is quite fast
> considering the ev4 CPU.
They have 256 bit memory paths, they're pretty cool for their age.
And built like tanks compared to the later Alphas.
> Regarding netboot: I'll send you instructions separately for how you can
> get setnetbootinfo run on your behalf. :-) Also, I've seen SRM on the 3000
> fail to netboot five or ten times in a row, but then mysteriously succeed.
You also might want to consider trying to find a SCSI floppy drive. The
old VAXstations (e.g. 3100) used to have those. I tried it on a Jensen
(not that NetBSD supports Jensen but anyway) and I think it should also
work on a Flamingo machine. Old VS3100 can be found in dumpsters these
> Regarding a bootable CD...I'm about to do a new snapshot, and I'll make an
> experimental CD image and put it up on the site with the rest of the bits.
That'd be cool.
> --Ross Harvey
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