Subject: Re: Installing NetBSD on DEC 3000 M600S
To: None <>
From: John Honniball <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 01/08/2006 13:56:11
Mark Ter Morshuizen wrote:
> There seems to be a bug in Netbsd 2.0+ on DEC 3000 hardware.
> As soon as these releases require input they freeze up the serial console.

But I've successfully installed NetBSD 1.6, 2.1 and 3.0 on
DEC 3000 Alpha hardware, and it's been fine.

> At first I thought it was probably just the installer. I tried 2.02; 2.1; 3.0 
> and 1.6.2. Only 1.6.2 worked.

How odd.  WHat sort of serial cable are you using?  Does it
connect up the MMJ plug to a PC-type serial port?  If so, does
it connect all the handshaking wires, too?

I find that if I switch off the PC that's acting as a terminal,
the NetBSD console receives a BREAK and drops into the debugger.
If I switch the PC back on and type 'continue', it resumes just

John Honniball