Subject: Re: help
To: None <port-pmax@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Steven McDonald <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 05/27/1997 16:34:57
On Tue, 27 May 1997, Jonathan Stone wrote:

> Hmm. the Installation guide is complete and correct as far as it goes.
> But it does assume you have machines to help with the installation.
I have something I've been meaning to add: this can be seen as either a 
bug in the kernel or in the documentation (unless it's somewhere that I 
didn't find it)

The NetBSD kernel will fail to netboot (give a sever timeout error) 
unless a swap file is specified in the bootparams information. This gave 
me a lot of trouble for quite a while because I figured that with 64 megs 
of ram I didn't really need to bother with the swap file. (at least to 
try to start the kernel...)