Subject: Re: More on 425e running Domain/OS
To: None <port-hp300@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Kerry Schwab <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/27/1995 10:55:27
> >email@example.com (Herb Peyerl) wrote:
> > > firstname.lastname@example.org (Kerry Schwab) wrote:
> > > I did get NetBSD with one rather BIG catch. I have no display.
> > > Apparently the "EVRX" video is not supported. Is this true ?
> > > Will it be supported in the future ?
> > >
> > > Here's what my system says about it when booting:
> > > >EVRX at SGC slot 0 (Console)
> > I believe (Mike will probably correct me) this is the model of display
> > card that eventually made it into the hp700's... There exists, somewhere,
> > apparently some hp700 Mach code that probably has code for that controller..
> > The hp300 port doesn't presently support that display controller. Though it
> > might make some people happy if it did.
Geez, I always seem to find the exception ;)
> > > I then run "CF" from the PROM monitor and configure for HPUX
> > > boot mode. At this point it won't recognize or do anything
> > > useful with the serial ports. If I press the spacebar on the domain
> > > keyboard while in HPUX boot mode, I get a prompt that says:
> Does NetBSD find a serial port? You should be able to run /sbin/dmesg to
> see console messages even without the console. Of course, that is assuming
> that you can get up multi-user and on the network without interacting with
> the console. If netbsd finds the serial port, you should be able to build
> a kernel with the console hardwired to the serial port (i.e., ignoring what
> the ROM says is the console). Someone else can probably tell you exactly
> what to do, but it is something like modifying dcacnprobe to set the
> "priority" of the device to CN_REMOTE (I should know since I wrote this
> stuff, but it was a long time ago :-)
Since I have no console, and the dumb terminal doesn't work, I can
only type blindly into an HP-HIL keyboard. I can tell by the
disk activity light that it's booting. I don't suppose the rootimage
has telnetd on it or anything, so I'm in the "chicken/egg" zone.
Guess I'll cut my losses and try to get HPUX for a reasonable sum.
Thanks everyone for all your help.