Subject: Re: netbooting goes better
To: bart sikkes <>
From: Ken Wellsch <>
List: port-vax
Date: 10/17/2000 13:17:07
When the system first began to boot, displaying the kernel name
and then a list of the various devices as it probes the machine
for configured hardware, did you notice anything suggesting it
encountered a disk-type controller and then disks on that controller?


-- Ken

bart sikkes wrote:
> Hi,
> Thanks to tips from Sebastian Marius Kirsch and some trial and error from
> our side we have made major progress. We can boot a kernel but haven't yet
> extracted the other files to the root on the nfs server.
> Because we only want to install NetBSD we tried the netbsd.ram.gz, the
> starting worked but when we tried to install to program said it couldn't
> find any harddisk to install NetBSD on.
> How can we find out if the harddisks still work? And how can we let the
> installer use those harddisks.
> I'm now using the bootloader and netbsd.ram.gz from NetBSD-1.5_BETA2.
> The system i'm installing it on is a MicroVax II
> thanks,
> bart