To: None <port-pmax@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Simon Burge <simonb@NetBSD.ORG>
Date: 04/18/1999 02:23:04
I'm going over the install notes, and coming up with a list of major
pmax-only changes since 1.3. I've got the following - can anyone
think of any more?
This is the fourth public release of NetBSD for the DECstation
and DECsystem family of computers.
Some pmax-specific changes from the 1.3 release include:
+ a.out kernels are no longer used. ELF is the preferred
format for kernels loaded off disk, and ECOFF kernels are
still required for netbooting. a.out kernels will still
+ Better support for SFB graphics cards running at different
+ scc serial driver will work up to 115.2k bps on some systems.
+ Crash dumps now work.
+ New two-stage disk bootblocks that can load a.out, ECOFF
and ELF kernels.