Subject: Re: problem installing NetBSD on 5000/25
To: Paul Sijben <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
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.)