Subject: Re: Netbooting a VS2K
To: Anders Magnusson <>
From: David Hamilton <>
List: port-vax
Date: 06/22/1998 15:47:27
-----Original Message-----
From: Daniel A. Seagraves <>
To: <>
Date: Monday, June 22, 1998 2:25 PM
Subject: Re: Netbooting a VS2K

>Boot your VAX 2k.
>Wait until it "hangs".
>Remove the terminal cable from plug 1 on the back, put it in plug 3,
>push enter.
>Log in as root.

I'll try this first.  This sounds so, well, dumb, it must come from

Thanks go to Daniel...

-----Original Message-----
From: Anders Magnusson <>
To: emanuel stiebler <>
Cc: <>; port-vax@NetBSD.ORG
Date: Monday, June 22, 1998 3:20 PM
Subject: Re: Netbooting a VS2K

>> > - I type /netbsd (or hit enter) and it:
>> >     - gets it's ip address & name address
>> >     - gets the server's ip address
>> >     - finds it's root
>> >     - loads the kernel
>> >     - does a bunch of /^H-^H\^H|^H processing messages
>> >     - says that it's starting at 0x???????? (some number I really
>> > have written down)
>> >     - locks up (for at least 7 hours).  power must be cycled at this
>> point.
>1) Which kernel do you use (date?)

You make a good point.  I thought it was version 1.3.2, but I don't suppose
that was released on January 16th, 1998?  Where did I get that kernel?
Anyway, I just downloaded the real 1.3.2 kernel from from May
30th, 1998, which I assume has a couple of fixes in it over my mystery

Although, in my defense, I also tried
ot.tar.gz which behaved in exactly the same way.

>2) Does your machine have a color graphics board? If yes, then it will
> probably not work.

Yes, it's a colour graphics board.  Do I:

a- leave it in there & use a serial console?
a- remove it & use a serial console?

I'm already doing a.  If I need some hardware (like a mono frame buffer?) I
don't have, this is just not going to happen...

>-- Ragge

Thanks go to Ragge...