Subject: Re: Booting from hard disk fails
To: Thorsten Jens <>
From: Per Larsson <>
List: port-vax
Date: 09/07/2000 19:37:49
On Thu, 7 Sep 2000, Thorsten Jens wrote:

> Hi there, it's me again. I dd'ed the (1.4.2) boot.fs onto an RZ55 on
> my Linux machine. I put the RZ55 back into (or on top of, it's an
> external thing) the VAX and made it boot (DKB100). It starts OK:
> >> NetBSD/vax boot [Mar 7 2000 04:32:44] <<
> >> Press any key to abort autoboot 0
> > boot netbsd
> changing rpb->unit from 100 to 1 
> 619520+1118928+151904 total=0x1cd834
> And then that's it. I hear two short beeps and I can hear the other
> hard disks spinning up, but the terminal shows nothing more. Is that
> a 1.4.2 issue? Can anyone provide a 1.5_Alpha boot.fs?

This sounds like the old 'Firmware console on one port, kernel output on
another' problem. Might this be the case? I know it is fixed in newer
kernels, but I'm note sure if 1.4.<digit> is a member of 'newer'.

> Thorsten
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