Subject: diskless pmax on 1.6
To: None <>
From: j wehrli <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 11/18/2002 00:57:27
Hi folks,

I am netbsd user-type not a hack master so please be understanding if I 
am clueless. I understand netbooting for installs and I can netboot fine 
for installations using the standard ecoff install kernel provided via

My goal is build a generic kernel (not an install one) that I can use to 
run some diskless pmax off a larger file server.

I understand pmax PROMs can only boot ECOFF format kernels. So I went 
off to build the kernel.....which built successfully but I could not 
find the place in the config options where I can get the Makefile to 
specify that I want ECOFF and not ELF. So I am right back where I 
started with an ELF generic kernel (although I did get to build my first 
NetBSD kernel)

Can anyone direct me to the output type (elf vs. ecoff) setting 
location  in the kernel compile config files?
Is there a better way to produce the ECOFF versions derived from ELF 

Cheers and thanks
Joe Wehrli