Subject: Trouble with 3100
From: David M. Whitney, Systems Programmer <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 07/02/1996 12:08:08
I've been lurking on this list for a few weeks, and have found it informative.
I've been having a problem getting an initial install of NetBSD installed on my
Decstation 3100 (19" color). 

I've labeled an rz23 as instructed in the instuctions.  I constructed a
protofile using the geometry found in an Ultrix 4.3 disktab file. They
procedured to dd the miniroot onto it.  When I try booting of of that drive I

boot: rz(0,0,0)netbsd
open(rz(0,0,0)netbsd) failed: 21
Can't boot 'rz(0,0,0)netbsd'

What am I missing?  Is my protofile screwy?  If I cat the file to the monitor
eventually I do see readable text, so I know something is there...

Is an rz23 supported as a system disk (I know it is not for Ultrix 4.3, which
is running on the only rz24 I have at the moment)?  Can someone send me a
protofile for an rz23, if they have it?

This is the first NetBSD install I'm doing so please bear with me.
David M. Whitney
Systems Programmer, Postmaster and Web Administrator, Fordham University