Subject: 1.4 Install problems on my multia
To: None <>
From: John E. Morrow <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 08/15/1999 21:26:34

I've recently acquired a Multia of the 166 MHz variety with 64M ram and a
1GB SCSI HD. I installed RedHat 6.0 Linux on it but was not very impressed.
I decided to move over to NetBSD as I've been very happy with the mac68k
version. However, I've run into problems right from the beginning.

I intend to install via ftp since I do not have a cdrom. I download the 2
floppy disk images and wrote them using dd on my linux/intel box. I switched
to the srm console and issued a 'b dva0' command after inserting the first
disk. A whole bunch o' info scrolls across the monitor until it finally says
something along the lines of 'booting NetBSD...' and displays a number.
After that, nothing more happens. The disk drive light stays on  but there
is no other sign of activity. At first I thought i was just being impatient
so I let it be for about 20 minutes, still nothing. I am not very versed on
the ins and outs of the multia so any help would be greatly appreciated!

John Morrow