Subject: Re: Problems net booting
To: None <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 04/18/1997 22:42:33
On Fri, 18 Apr 1997 18:19:49 +1000  Peter Davie wrote:

> I have a DECstation 5000/120 and I am hoping to run NetBSD on it. There
> are two problems with it, the first is that during its power on self
> test, the message
> ?STF (4: Ln#1 Pntr self test)
> appears.  What does this message mean?

This means you don't have a pointer (mouse) plugged in (or it wasn't
detected).  If you're using a serial console, it's nothing to worry
about.  If you are using a serial console, you probably also got a
similar message about Kbd as well as Pntr.

Otherwise, either your mouse or one of the serial ports may not be
working.  From the "Ln#1" above I'd guess the mouse was on the second
serial controller (scc1).  This could tie in with you getting no further
than scc0 (the first serial controller).

> The second problem is that when I remote boot using BOOTP from a Sun
> running Solaris 2.5.1, NetBSD 1.2 (Wed Sep 18 07:00:55 PDT 1996)
> gets as far as the line
> scc0 at asic0 offset 0x100000 priority 6
> and then comes to a dead halt.
> Any thoughts?

The serial console is on scc0, so if you aren't using a serial console,
you could try that.  When was the last time you used Ultrix on the