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HP 9000 Series 332 support. Hardware request.
I recently acquired a 332 and wanted to boot NetBSD on it if I could.
For no good reason other than wanting to try it. I don't have an
ethernet card to netboot. I got an FPU, but it seems like my 4MB is
not quite enough. I stripped the kernel as much as I could, but
haven't been able to get it to a single-user shell yet.
I have an R/332 (instrument controller) with 1MB that I can briefly
rob the ram from to get 5MB, but haven't tested it yet.
Does anyone remember an older version that was known to work ok in
just 4MB? (or possibly 5MB)
Anyone in the SF Bay Area have any extra hp300 hardware they want to
get rid of? I would love to get some 4MB memory boards for the 332(s)
if I can find some. Online refurb prices are a bit high for limited
I've been watching eBay but haven't found exactly what I need. Some
people are trying to sell the empty chassis or no CPU board, just a
graphics card or HPIB DIO etc.
Anyway, dmesg below of the boot that got the furthest. My disk is
emulated via 'hpdrive' but seems to work ok. My R/332 has a 20MB
internal drive that works somewhat sporadically which I might try with
5MB as well, but haven't yet.
Let me know if you have any hardware you might want to part with and
if you remember a good version for a 4MB machine. I might try some
old versions over the next few weeks but I'm hoping to get some advice
on a good starting point first.
Ok, another question. If I add an intio attachment for 'gendiofb' is
it likely to work for this device?
"fb at intio0 not configured"
>> NetBSD/hp300 Miniroot Installer, Revision 1.11 (from NetBSD 6.1.1)
>> HP 9000/340 SPU
>> Available commands:
>> disklabel - place partition map on disk
>> miniroot - place miniroot on disk
>> boot - boot from miniroot
>> reset - reset the system
>> help - display command list
Disk to boot from? rd1
booting: rd1b:/netbsd -s
Start @ 0xffc03400 [1=0xffd1b998-0x1555f4]...
Entry point: 0xffc03400
bootinfo found at 0xffc02000
Copyright (c) 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005,
2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
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 6.1.1 (HP332) #5: Thu Aug 29 13:28:13 PDT 2013
HP 9000/340 (16.67MHz MC68030 CPU+MMU, 16.67MHz MC68882 FPU)
total memory = 4084 KB
avail memory = 1744 KB
intio0 at mainbus0
rtc0 at intio0 addr 0x420000
hil0 at intio0 addr 0x428000 ipl 1
nhpib1 at intio0 addr 0x478000 ipl 3: internal HP-IB
hpibbus1 at nhpib1
rd0 at hpibbus1 slave 1 punit 0hpibbus1: swait timeout
hpibbus1: swait timeout
hpibbus1: swait timeout
rd0: 1572 cylinders, 9 heads, 594216 blocks, 512 bytes/block
dma0 at intio0 addr 0x500000 ipl 1: 98620C, 2 channels, 32-bit DMA
fb at intio0 not configured
dio0 at mainbus0
com0 at dio0 scode 9 ipl 5: ns8250 or ns16450, no fifo
hil0: no devices
boot device: rd0
root on rd0b dumps on rd0b
root file system type: ffs
WARNING: preposterous TOD clock time
WARNING: using filesystem time
WARNING: CHECK AND RESET THE DATE!
erase ^H, werase ^W, kill ^U, intr ^C
Terminal type? [vt100]
Erase is backspace.
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