Subject: Re: Booting DS5000/25 from floppy for installation?????
To: NetBSD Bob <>
From: Michael L. Hitch <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 08/31/1999 16:19:07
On Tue, 31 Aug 1999, NetBSD Bob wrote:

> Also, in my dumpster diving last week (actually moo U surplus sales), I
> picked up 4 DS5000/25 crates, and  managed to combine the bits to make
> one good one, and the rest for spares.  I still need to find a monitor
> for it in this weeks surplus sale.  Anyway, like the 3100  with the floppy,
> will the 5000/25 boot from floppy for installation?  IFF so, will it use
> the same floppy as the 3100?  Any insights, suggestions, pointers thereto
> are appreciated.

  I don't think the DS500/25 supports booting from the floppy.  The manual
doesn't indicate the floppy can be used, and I was not able to find any
way to specify the floppy driver as the boot device.


Michael L. Hitch
Computer Consultant
Information Technology Center
Montana State University	Bozeman, MT	USA