Subject: What ID...?
To: None <>
From: Bruce Lane <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 08/07/1999 12:32:49
Hi, folks,

	Thanks to a few of you who gave me a DOH! reminder about the serial
console, I can now at least boot on the 3000. However, NetBSD is having
trouble seeing the RZ26L drive that's in the system at ID 3 on SCSI bus A
(dka300). This is especially interesting because the system will boot its
old OS from dka300 without any complaint at all (like I'd be lucky enough
to crack the root password!)

	Three things:

	1). Does NetBSD/Alpha 1.4 expect its boot drive to be at something other
than ID3?

	2). The RZ26 drive currently has an old version of DEC's OSF Unix on it.
Do I need to low-level format it before doing the install?

	3). If so, which command from the console will do it? I recall that other
DECstations used 'Test 75,' but I don't know if that holds true for Alphas.

	Thanks in advance.

Bruce Lane, Owner and head honcho, Blue Feather Technologies  // E-mail:
Amateur Radio: WD6EOS since Dec. '77
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