Subject: Re: Unknown error code.....
To: Jon . <>
From: Anders Magnusson <>
List: port-vax
Date: 07/15/1999 18:27:17
> Hello all,
> I'm trying to install NetBSD 1.4 using tapes.  I am installing on a 
> VAXStation 3100 Model 30, using the TK50Z tape drive.  The box is currently 
> running VMS 5.5, so I mount the TK50Z under VMS, with the switches 
> /foreign/blocksize=512.  Then, I use the halt switch on the back to go to 
> the console prompt, type b/3 MKA100 (incidentally, why is the drive MKA100?  
> All the docs say MUA0...)  So, it begins to boot, and says "Press any key to 
> abort autoboot 0".  Well, it just leaves me at a > prompt, so I type boot 
> netbsd, and the following appears:
> "Command failed: Unknown error: code 6553637"
> Can anyone shed some light on what this error code actually is?  Any help is 
> appreciated.
That means (in a somewhat cryptic way) that the boot program does not
support SCSI. Sorry.

-- RAgge