Subject: Re: Problems booting new 1.3 kernel
To: port-pmax@NetBSD.ORG <port-pmax@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Bill Harris <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 01/20/1998 17:57:51
Ted Lemon wrote:

> The non-MAXine floppies are all SCSI-based, so they should be
> bootable.  I don't think the MAXine will even boot off its floppy.
> You could dd the first N blocks of the CD-ROM onto a hard drive with
> some other machine to make yourself a root partition and then and boot
> off of the hard drive.  Indeed, it might be winning to partition the
> CD-ROM with this in mind.
>                                _MelloN_

I've already tested my CD on my original drive I used to install Ultrix
from which was a Toshiba XM-3501 and just found a fairly new
Pioneer 4x that has selectable 2048/512 and it will boot off the CD.

BTW, my floppy for my 5k/240 is a zip drive... :-)