Subject: Re: How to get NetBSD on my machine ?
To: Zadok <>
From: Ross Sponholtz <>
List: port-hp300
Date: 01/19/1996 15:37:28
On Fri, 19 Jan 1996, Zadok wrote:

> On Sun, 14 Jan 1996, Jason Thorpe wrote:
> Hi there...
> >  > My Problem: I have a hp345, 16MB RAM and so on, running fine... the 
> >  > problem is: It runs HP-Pascal. But there seem some parts missing... I 
> >  > have a Linux-Box standing next door, but i can't rbootd get compiled, may 
> >  > be it uses some HP-UX or BSD-specific ??? I really have to do better 
> >  > things than inventing the bicycle the 12456th time... has anyone here got 
> >  > it running under Linux ( for PCs ) and could send me the binaries ? 
> > 
> > What are the problems you're having with rbootd?  It does use the 
> > Berkeley Packet Filter.
> yup... there is a file called bpf.c which #includes net/bpf.h, that's 
> missing... Linux seems not to know this packet filter. Is there a version 
> of rbootd that doesn't depend on it ? May be one for a system V ? The 
> Linux-libc is much like system V...
> Anyway, I've found another possibility, my Acorn Archimedes was able to 
> read and write disks with 16 sectors / 256 bytes, with a different 
> filesystem, but he knows at least the disk geometry, so i simply raw wrote 
> SYS_INST on a HP-disk and it boots... 
> Michael
I have done a little work to get rbootd to work under Linux, but not 
much.  I did find another packet-filtering program that uses an 
implementation of bpf on Linux.  It is all munged up in a library, 
though.  I do hope to get this working sometime. I would much rather have 
my 345 boot off the net, rather than my noisy hard disk.