Subject: VAXstation 2000 netboot
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From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: port-vax
Date: 02/27/2000 06:30:32
I'm trying to netboot a VAXstation 2000.  After having problems I'm
inclined to attribute to overheating (it works fine for a while, then
flakes out), I pulled the framebuffer.  After more problems, I took the
whole machine apart and laid it out in the open with fans blowing on
it. :-)

I'm trying to netboot.  (The machine has a disk, which has VMS on it -
it boots VMS from the disk OK; I was vaguely surprised I remembered
enough to log in and shut it down's been *ages*.)

The network seems to work.  "t 90" spits out a packet, which the
bootserver can see with tcpdump.  "b esa0:" gives

	>>> b esa0:
	%VMB-F-ERR, PC = 00000765
	%VMB-I-STS, R0 = 00000056
	 84 FAIL

(there is a relatively long pause before the "-ESA0" is printed).  The
boot.mopin question worked on a MicroVAX-II, and I don't see any
indication that it's machine-specific...anyone have any ideas what's

I don't suppose anyone has NetBSD support for DECnet, so I can boot VMS
on the VS2k and check that the network works that way?

					der Mouse

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