Subject: boot tape testers?
To: None <port-sun3@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Gordon W. Ross <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 10/13/1995 18:36:02
I have some things in place that should allow booting NetBSD/sun3
from tape.  However, I'm not sure it all works correctly yet.
In particular, I've NEVER tested the script, so
for now I'd recommend installing things by hand.

The FTP server is unavailable at the moment, so I'm putting
the files on the server where I work, so:

	cd /pub/gwr
	mget *

should get you the following:

-rw-r--r--  1 ftponly       468 Oct 13 22:06 MakeBootTape
-rw-r--r--  1 ftponly   2751463 Oct 13 22:09 miniroot.fs.gz
-rw-r--r--  1 ftponly    787258 Oct 13 22:07 netbsd-rd
-rw-r--r--  1 ftponly      4096 Oct 13 22:06 tapeboot.bin

The script MakeBootTape will copy these files onto a tape
(in multiple tape segments) such that the Sun3 can boot it.

It worked for me on a 3/60, but not a 3/160.  Don't know why.

The sources for all this should be available tomorrow (Sat.)
Let me know how it goes...

Gordon Ross