Subject: Re: Booting SCSI
To: None <>
From: Anders Magnusson <>
List: port-vax
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.

-- Ragge