Subject: Re: Booting a SS1+
To: Tom Vander Aa <Tom.VanderAa@esat.kuleuven.ac.be>
From: David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/28/2000 19:07:10
On Thu, 28 Sep 2000, Tom Vander Aa wrote:
> I dug up an old Sparc Station 1+ and tried to boot NetBSD on it using
> the network as boot device. I got as far as booting the kernel (ie
> through the OpenBoot, rarp, tftp and bootparamd stages, loading and
> booting the kernel via nfs). When booting the kernel it panics when
> trying to access memory at location 0xf0005000. Possible cause is the
> fact that someone removed the floppy drive.
Shouldn't be a problem - I'm running 1.5_ALPHA2 on a sparc10
without a floppy here. What version of NetBSD are you trying?
How does it panic - does it drop into DDB?
> My question(s):
> - How do I enable the kernel debugger? (via bootparamd??) This would
> make it possible to generate a trace...
You can try 'boot le()netbsd -d', which may work.
> - What device is mapped at 0xf0005000 (fdc??)?
Don't have an ss1 to hand here to test.
> - Could someone compile me a kernel without fdc support? (if that
> should be the problem) (I don't feel like going through the hassle of
> making a complete cross-compiler.
Can do - 1.5_ALPHA2 OK?
> My system is a Sparc Station 1+, 52MB ram.
Do you know if the RAM is good?
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