Subject: Re: Boots via tape on VAXen from -current
To: Tom Ivar Helbekkmo <tih@KPNQwest.NO>
From: NetBSD Bob <>
List: port-vax
Date: 02/22/2000 10:15:52
> Note that while NetBSD/vax can use the CMD CQD-220 controller, it
> can't currently boot from it, seemingly because of a problem in
> "/boot".  I'll be looking into it shortly -- this coming weekend if
> not before.  For now, I'm using an old /boot (from back in December
> 1998, I believe), that works just fine with -current.

Hey, Tom... I am the luddite fellow that likes to do it the old fashioned
way off tape, if all else fails....

I have a perfectly fine TK50, and a box full of TK50 tapes.

I have not noticed much in the way of any tapeboot stuff recently.
The 1.4.1 has the old drivers.

Question.... what is the best way to roll a proper boot or boot/install
tape for say base/kern/etc/man for emergency use, but from -current?

Normally I keep a spare cloned drive on the shelf, but if that were to
fail for some reason, I might want to fall back to the old fashioned
tape boot.   Also, it might be good to work up a tape boot with the
modern scsi drivers to be current.

Any suggestions or insights on how to properly do that are appreciated.