Subject: Re: Halfway home, still need a nudge...
To: None <>
From: Bruce Lane <>
List: port-vax
Date: 06/05/1999 19:29:19
At 18:50 05-06-1999 -0500, you wrote:

	<cc'd to the list so others may benefit>


>I was able to boot the 1.4 miniroot from where you are at using the command
>boot netbsd.gz -d

	YES! BINGO!! That's the one that did it!

	For anyone else who might have been wondering, the above command is used
on a MicroVAX II after hardware-booting the TK50 load of 1.4's
'miniroot.fs' file.

	Translation: Once the TK50 finishes its initial boot, you should be
presented with a NetBSD banner and a note saying to press any key to abort
the autoboot sequence. Pressing a key then brings you to a single chevron

	At that chevron prompt, give the command listed above. After about another
five minutes, you should get a genuine NetBSD/VAX boot screen.

	Now, my next question: Do I just accept the defaults for the choices of
root fs location and such when preparing to do a fresh installation?

	Thanks to all who have helped. As mentioned earlier, I will prepare an
update for the installation FAQ once I have all the info.

Bruce Lane, Owner and head honcho, Blue Feather Technologies 
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