Subject: Re: problem installing NetBSD on 5000/25
To: Paul Sijben <>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
List: port-pmax
Date: 04/09/1997 21:53:16
>I have a problem installing NetBSD on my 5000/25. I have prepared a boot
>(zip) disk using my NetBSD/i386 machine and the binary snapshot. 

>It boots the kernel but then starts complaining it can not use /dev/console (I
>made the /dev nodes using the MAKEDEV script in the pmax distribution). This
>is followed by errors 22 on the executables (init ...) and a crach including
>dump of the kernel.

That says the bootblocks are finding the kernel, so the label
should be OK.  It sounds like init isn't finding a console.
I presume  booting single-user (boot 3/rz?/netbsd -s) fails too

What does 'ls -l <pmaxroot>/dev/console' say on the NetBSD/i386
machine?   How about
	ls -l  <pmaxroot>/dev/rz0*
	ls -l  <pmaxroot>/dev/rrz0*

(substitute the scsi ID of your pmax root disk for 0 in the above.)