Subject: Re: Booting SCSI
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Anders Magnusson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/01/1999 18:55:32
> I'm attempting to create a bootable disk in my MicroVAX 3100/10. So far I
> have made a copy of /usr/mdec/xxboot called sdboot and run disklabel -B.
> I've also copied the latest snapshot kernel and boot files to the root of
> the a partition.
> When I boot from the disk (B DKA0) it appears to load the bootstrap
> program (howto 0x0, bdev a2, booting...done. is displayed).
> Then I get ">>NetBSD/vax boot [Dec 9 1998 20:19:36] <<" and a prompt.
> However for all combinations of boot sd(0,0) or boot sd(0,0,0) or boot
> sd(0,0,0)netbsd I just get a message saying "Unknown Error: code 42".
Seems quite normal: there is no support to boot from SCSI disks in the
boot program. If you type rom()netbsd instead at the boot prompt it
may work better.