Subject: Newbie with 3/50 and MVME147
To: None <port-sun3@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Aleksandr Milewski <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 11/20/1995 21:52:10
Sorry if this overlaps the FAQ, but I'm something of a newbie when it comes
to unix machines. Hence, I've deciced on a baptism by fire:

I've been lurking on the various NetBSD lists for some time, and the 1.1
release is going to finally push me over the edge. I'd like to bring up my
3/50 and my MVME147 machine under NetBSD 1.1, when it becomes available
next week. (or later, I'm in no hurry)

The 3/50 has an unformatted disk. The 147 is running SysV R3V7.1 (!) There
are several Macs around, but unless someone knows of a free NFS server,
they won't be much use. (One's a PPC, and the other's an 'LC040, so
NetBSD/Mac is out of the question.)

Here's what I see as the path of least resistance:

1. FTP the 1.1 release for Sun3 down to the 147.

2. Netboot the 3/50, and install NetBSD/Sun3 on it.

3. FTP the 147 release to the 3/50.

4. Netboot the MVME147 from the 3/50, and install NetBSD/MVME147 from it.

Am I all wet here?  Will I be able to netboot from the SysV machine?

Which list is appropriate for discussing the 147 stuff?

Any help is appreciated...Zandr

Aleksandr Milewski	                                                    N6MOD
President, Stanford Newton User Group