Subject: Re: 1.5 installation trouble
To: Havard Eidnes <>
From: None <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 03/11/2001 18:41:33
Yes, the sun3 install could use some work.

The simplest way to do this:

Unpack base and etc into your NFS area. Put the INSTALL kernel as /netbsd.

Boot diskless, partition the drive, newfs it.

Then mount all the partitions under /mnt

Unpack all the tarballs into /mnt

Add /mnt/etc/fstab
cd /mnt/dev
Install boot blocks
Copy the GENERIC kernel into /mnt/netbsd

If you want, presetup /mnt/etc/rc.conf

Then you should be able to boot native.


>OK, I've now crossed this hurdle.  To do so required using the
>RAMDISK kernel from the 20000610 snapshot; the 1.5 RAMDISK kernel
>is most definately toast (i.e. does not work).  The newer
>(20010113) snapshot does not even contain a RAMDISK kernel.
>I also had to search around a bit to discover that the Sun-3/60
>boot ROM requires you to disable parity on the SCSI bus before it
>wants to deal with the drive (as in "boot from it").  That must
>be a rather obvious candidate for an addition to the install
>The kernel installed by the miniroot installer is the INSTALL
>kernel, and that one doesn't have rnd(4) enabled.  This caused
>ssh-keygen to not generate an RSA key, and sshd thus disabled
>version 1 operation.  Not exactly ideal.
>Thus, I'm now compiling a new kernel for my machine, to get
>moving further along.
>- Håvard