Subject: Trouble with the installation. Help me, please !
To: None <tech-install@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Dmitry Zykin <>
List: port-vax
Date: 02/05/1997 13:53:06

When trying to install NetBSD-1.2 on a microVAX II two problems

FIRST, RX50-bootdisk-12 won't boot with an error 22, "unknown
error during boot". The boot file was copied on an RX50
diskette with the commands


SECONDLY, we managed to boot from a TK-50 tape, but failed to
go farther than edlabel. In answer to the prompt

Label which disk?

we gave ra(2,0,0), meaning DUC0:, after which the program hang.

Our hardware parameters are as follows:

1. CPU DEC MicroVAX II with a Q-Bus compatible TRIMM INDUSTRIES
DA523 system enclose (bus and console panel, DEC-like).

2. DEC DEQNA Ethernet card.

3. VDA50 compatible Emulex MSCP hard disk controller (QD33).

4. DEC TK50 (TMSCP) tape drive.

5. RX50 compatible Emulex MSCP floppy disk controller (DM02).

What our right responce to edlabel prompt should be?
Is it possible to boot from a diskette for us?
What should the boot parameter in

>>>b/<hex number>

to boot from a diskette? Is it the same "3" as for tapes?


With best wishes!