Subject: more info and questions on the netbooting
To: None <>
From: bart sikkes <>
List: port-vax
Date: 10/17/2000 21:18:51

First of all show dev doesn't work on a microvax II, you don't even want to
know how you have to look up your ethernet address.

Here is the requested dmesg, we had to type it over because dmesg doesn't
work in de boot.ram kernel

total memory: 9208 KB
avail memory: 5912 KB
using 140 buffers containing 560 KB of memory
mainbus0 (root)
ibus0 at mainbus0
uba0 at ibus0: Q22
dz0 at uba0 csr 160100 vec 304 ipl 17
mtc0 at uba0 csr 174500 vec 774 ipl 17
mscpbus0 at mtc0: version 5 model 3
mscpbus0: DMA burst size set to 4
mt0 at mscpbus0 drive 0: TK50
qe0 at uba0 csr 174440 vec 770 ipl 17
qe0: deqna, hardware address 08:00:2B:02:B5:87
boot device: qe0
root on qe0
nfs_boot: trying DHCP/BOOTP
nfs_boot: DHCP server:
nfs_boot: my_addr=
nfs_boot: my_mask=2552.255.255.0
root on vaxserver:/export/vaxclient/root
Clock has lost 11248 day(s) - CHECK AND RESET THE DATE.
root file system type: nfs

This doesn't really tell me anything. Nothing that i can find a harddisk in
that is. What is my harddisk or don't i have one.

Another weird problem we have is the booting. We have to try to boot serval
times before it works. Most of the time we get:

>> NetBSD/vax boot [Aug 13 1999 20:18:28] <<
>> Press any key to abort autoboot 5
> boot netbsd
Trying BOOTP
Using IP address:
myip:  (, gateip:, mask:
root addr= path=/export/vaxclient/root

    PC = 00000001

and sometimes it just boots. Is this a known problem?