Subject: Ack!
To: None <port-vax@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Jeremy A. Rosengren <>
List: port-vax
Date: 11/24/1996 08:21:15

Taking everyone's advice that the problem with installing 1.2 Alpha on a
MicroVAX II was 1.2 Alpha's fault and not my VAX and also that some of you
have had success with the previous versions, I went over to and grabbed 1.1A out of the old-vaxport-stuff (sp?)
directory and have tried to install that.

I got all the way up to booting off the /gennetbsd kernel on the hard drive
and I got the following error:

: ra(0,1)/gennetbsd
618496+32768+92904 start 0x8aefc
Copyright (c) 1982, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1993
        The Regents of the University of California.  All rights reserved.

NetBSD 1.1A (GENERIC) #132: Thu Mar 14 17:25:15 MET 1996

realmem = 5241856
avail mem = 3296256
Using 255 buffers containing 261120 bytes of memory.
backplane0 (root)
cpu0 at backplane0: MicroVAX 78032/78132
sbi0 at backplane0panic: Microvax not supported
Stopped at      0x800809ae:     brb     0x800809c5

Anybody ever seen this before?

I do have one thought:  I may have my partition table wrong.  I've got an
RD54 and an RD53 and I'm trying to install on the 54.

Any suggestions?

Thanks guys,

-- Jeremy

Jeremy A. (Dor) Rosengren
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