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Re: Getting started

On 24 April 2017 at 21:38, Martin Trusler <martin.trusler%gmail.com@localhost> wrote:
> Hello
> I was planning to install NetBSD on a recently restored model 332. I have
> read most of the documents that I can find on the NetBSD site relating to
> this but think I need some help getting started.
> The hardware I have is a model 332 (16 MHz 68030 with the matching 68882 FPU
> added), 8 Mb RAM, LAN card and adapter, 98550A frame buffer, boot ROM
> revision D, and an HP-IB combo disc unit with a 3.5" floppy drive and a
> small hard drive. Everything is working fine on this system with either the
> HP Basic/WS or the HP Pascal/WS operating systems. To start with, I'm
> planning to use the HPDrive utility on a PC equipped with a GPIB card to
> emulate a larger hard drive with the capacity needed for NetBSD. I haven't
> got that working yet but I'm also stuck on the first step of booting.
> As I don't have a local server to boot from, I have downloaded SYS_UBOOT and
> copied it onto an HP-formatted floppy as a type SYSTM file (I used the the
> HPDir utility for that purpose). When booting the 332, it finds SYS_UBOOT on
> the floppy but return an error when it starts to load it; the error reads
> I have read that the model 332 is not supported with NetBSD but the
> impression I got was that it should work if an FPU is installed, as I have
> done. Is anyone able to comment on that? Maybe there is another reason why
> the 332 is not supported? Is 8 Mb sufficient to boot? Any advice would be
> welcome.

I think you need to write SYS_UBOOT directly to the floppy with dd or
rawrite, rather than copying it as a file onto an existing filesystem.


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