Subject: Re: Alright, damnit, this is getting annoying.
To: J. Buck Caldwell <email@example.com>
From: Rick Copeland <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/11/1997 11:31:09
I understand what you are saying, I have spent almost 5 months trying to get
a workable system on my VAX's with no real success. THIS PORT HAS MAJOR
PROBLEMS! I hope the right people see this and correct it.
Anyway, 1.1 is at "ftp.neurotica.com/pub/os/netbsd/old-vaxport-stuff".
I can't remember who sent me the email about using 1.1 to boot, edlable and
copy and then 1.2 for the binaries but it is the closest I have gotten so
far to having it running. The other NetBSD ports I have used like i386 and
SUN3 both work very well, you can just copy the software, load it in and
run but the VAX port isn't like that right now. I hope it will be soon.
At 12:30 PM 6/11/97 -0500, J. Buck Caldwell wrote:
>Three times now, I've posted messages to this group and recieved no
>repsonse until A) Yelling about it, or B) somebody else asks the same
>question. I am getting though, yes? You can actually see my messages?
> My question:
> I've got a uvII in a ba123. I tried using the 1.2 boot tape, which
>worked (when I finaly got a working TK50). However, the COPY program
>can't open unit mt. After I posted a message asking about that, someone
>else asked the same question, and was told to check the address of the
>TQK50. I checked mine, it is at the correct address (17774500 or some
>such). So I downloaded the latest 1.2c (970315), and it didn't work
>either. I seem to recall seeing something in the archives about using
>the 1.1 boot+edlabel+copy file and the 1.2 mini-root. If this will work,
>can anyone please tell me where I can get the 1.1 boot+etc file? It's
>not available on ftp.netbsd.org (or at least, I can't find it).
> Please respond!!!
>J. Buck Caldwell
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