Subject: Re: Installing NetBSD on DEC 3000 M600S
To: None <>
From: John Honniball <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 01/09/2006 00:35:15
Mark Ter Morshuizen wrote:
> MMJ to PC running minicom. It's in a remote datacenter so I can't check it out 
> at the moment. It worked fine with 1.4, 1.5 and 1.6.2 though. (Still does 
> with 1.6.2.) What should I be looking for?

Check the handshake lines, I think.

> I assume that when you type 'continue' you actually see that on screen?
> I get nothing at all.

Yes, I get the 'continue' echoed back to the PC
(which is running 'minicom').

> What machines/firmware did you succeed with?

It's a DEC 3000 Model 600.  Here's a log of a successful
boot-up of NetBSD 1.6, as captured on the 'minicom' end:

DEC 3000 - M600
Digital Equipment Corporation
System conducting power up tests

Devnam           Devstat
--------         -------
      CPU          OK KN17-BA -V7.0-S887-I21F-sV2.1-DECchip 21064  P3.0
      OSC          175 MHz
     ASIC          OK
      MEM          OK 512MB
      NVR          OK
      SCC          OK ptr(0) = Present  keybd(2) = Present
       NI          OK Ethernet Address: 08-00-2B-96-32-6C , TENBT
     SCSI          OK
     ISDN          OK
      TC1          OK - PMAZ-AA
      TC0          OK - PMAGB-BA
System power up OK.

   83 BOOT SYS

NetBSD/alpha 1.6 FFS Primary Bootstrap
Jumping to entry point...

NetBSD/alpha 1.6 Secondary Bootstrap, Revision 1.13
(, Sun Sep  8 11:54:59 UTC 2002)

VMS PAL rev: 0x100010538
OSF PAL rev: 0x2012d
Switch to OSF PAL code succeeded.

Boot flags: A

Entering netbsd at 0xfffffc0000301290...
[ using 558176 bytes of netbsd ELF symbol table ]
consinit: using prom console
Copyright (c) 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
     The NetBSD Foundation, Inc.  All rights reserved.
Copyright (c) 1982, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1993
     The Regents of the University of California.  All rights reserved.

NetBSD 1.6 (GENERIC) #0: Sun Sep  8 12:15:59 UTC 2002
DEC 3000 - M600, 175MHz, s/n
8192 byte page size, 1 processor.
total memory = 512 MB
(2048 KB reserved for PROM, 510 MB used by NetBSD)
avail memory = 466 MB
using 3276 buffers containing 26208 KB of memory
mainbus0 (root)
cpu0 at mainbus0: ID 0 (primary), 21064-1
cpu0: Architecture extensions: 2<FIX>
tcasic0 at mainbus0
tc0 at tcasic0: 25 MHz clock
ioasic0 at tc0 slot 7 offset 0x0: fast mode
le0 at ioasic0 offset 0xc0000: address 08:00:2b:96:32:6c
le0: 32 receive buffers, 8 transmit buffers
scc0 at ioasic0 offset 0x100000
scc1 at ioasic0 offset 0x180000: console
mcclock0 at ioasic0 offset 0x200000: mc146818 or compatible
bba0 at ioasic0 offset 0x240000
audio0 at bba0: full duplex, mmap
tcds0 at tc0 slot 6 offset 0x0: TurboChannel Dual SCSI (baseboard)
tcds0: fast mode set for chip 0
asc0 at tcds0 chip 0: NCR53C94, 40MHz, SCSI ID 7
scsibus0 at asc0: 8 targets, 8 luns per target
tcds0: fast mode set for chip 1
asc1 at tcds0 chip 1: NCR53C94, 40MHz, SCSI ID 7
scsibus1 at asc1: 8 targets, 8 luns per target
asc2 at tc0 slot 4 offset 0x0: NCR53C94, 25MHz, SCSI ID 7
scsibus2 at asc2: 8 targets, 8 luns per target
sfb (Smart Frame Buffer) at tc0 slot 3 offset 0x0 not configured
scsibus0: waiting 2 seconds for devices to settle...
sd0 at scsibus0 target 0 lun 0: <QUANTUM, XP34550S, LXY1> SCSI2 0/direct 
sd0: 4341 MB, 5899 cyl, 10 head, 150 sec, 512 bytes/sect x 8890760 sectors
sd0: sync (100.0ns offset 15), 8-bit (10.000MB/s) transfers, tagged queueing
cd0 at scsibus0 target 6 lun 0: <TOSHIBA, CD-ROM XM-3301TA, 1651> SCSI2 
5/cdrom removable
cd0: async, 8-bit transfers
scsibus1: waiting 2 seconds for devices to settle...
scsibus2: waiting 2 seconds for devices to settle...
Kernelized RAIDframe activated
root on sd0a dumps on sd0b
root file system type: ffs
Tue Nov 29 13:36:31 GMT 2005
swapctl: adding /dev/sd0b as swap device at priority 0
Starting file system checks:
/dev/rsd0a: file system is clean; not checking
/dev/rsd0d: file system is clean; not checking
Setting tty flags.
Setting sysctl variables:
Starting network.
Hostname: alpha
IPv6 mode: host
Configuring network interfaces: le0.
Adding interface aliases:
Building databases...
Starting syslogd.
Checking for core dump...
savecore: no core dump
Mounting all filesystems...
Clearing /tmp.
Checking quotas: done.
Setting securelevel: kern.securelevel: 0 -> 1
Starting virecover.
starting local daemons:.
Updating motd.
Starting inetd.
Starting cron.
Tue Nov 29 13:36:45 GMT 2005

NetBSD/alpha (alpha) (console)


John Honniball