Subject: Netbsd on VS3100-76/SPX
To: NetBSDVAX <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Dann Lunsford <email@example.com>
Date: 06/20/1999 13:56:44
I just got back from USENIX clutching a set of CD's, and immediately
started attempting to load NetBSD on one of my VS3100-76's. I've read
everything in the FAQ and gone over the archives, but haven't seen
something like this problem.
I have three VS-3100, m76, in a LAVC. The machine I wanted to use for
NetBSD has an outboard 1GB disk attached to it as DKB0:, and since I
just want a dual boot system, I thought I'd load NetBSD there so I could
retain VMS. I've tried booting the miniroot on the CD from two
different tapedrives, and raw copying it to the disk, with the same
result: It hangs at the countdown, never going below 5. If I hit a
key, it drops to a prompt I can type to after telling me it's trying to
boot 4 different kernels, but nothing I type seems to to do anything
except tell me "boot [filename] [-asd]".
This is a 32Mb VS3100-76/SPX, 4 internal drives, 1 external, 3 tapes (2
8mm, 1 4mm), CD. Works flawlessly with VMS. I am obviously missing
something, but what I don't know. Anybody got a clue they can send my
Thanks in advance.