Subject: Re: VAXstation 4000 VLC
To: Hans Christian Saustrup <>
From: Bruce Lane <>
List: port-vax
Date: 02/08/1999 06:27:39
At 10:52 08-02-1999 +0100, you wrote:

>_Does_ the d*mn thing run NetBSD, will it ever, and how soon? :) I'd like to

	I think it already does, yes, but you're not alone in having trouble with
the tape image. I tried like blazes to get the tape version of
'miniroot.fs' for the current VAX snapshot to boot on ANY of my VAXen, and
it failed miserably. 

	It has, as I understand it, failed for others as well. It is now my belief
that the tape snapshot for the current version (1.3.3?) is broken. I lack
the skill to fix it, so I'm going to attempt netbooting from my Linux box
once I get the new version of Linux in (should be here in less than a week).

	If that fails, I'm pretty much stuck unless some kind and knowledgeable
NetBSD person in the Seattle area can swing by and help me out some weekend.

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