Subject: Re: More on NetBSD 1.5 boot problems on VaxStation 3100
To: None <,>
From: Chuck McManis <>
List: port-vax
Date: 01/01/2001 10:48:19
At 07:22 PM 1/1/01 +0100, Georg Schwarz wrote:
>Now the generic 1.5 kernel asks me for the name of the root revice. The
>cursor is flashing rapidly, and no input is accepted (I'm using the
>system console).

If the kernel is asking for the root device then you don't have the device 
you just booted from configured into the kernel. This also leads to stray 

>The old 1.42 kernel I had compiled works fine.

What did it announce as your SCSI controller?

>config          netbsd root on ? type ?
>mainbus0        at root
>vsbus0          at mainbus0             # All VAXstations
>le0             at vsbus0 csr 0x200e0000 # LANCE ethernet
>dz0             at vsbus0 csr 0x200a0000 # DC-367 DZ-11 lookalike ctlr
>si0             at vsbus0 csr 0x200c0080 # VS2000/3100 SCSI-ctlr

On my VS3100/M76 I need both si0 and si1 since there are two SCSI channels 
and the si1 channel is the one that boots on the internal drive.

You might also add:
dz0             at vsbus0 csr 0x25000000 # VS4000/90 serial line

Perhaps the M38 has a more advanced serial controller? (just a guess based 
on your lack of keyboard input)

>BTW, what options do I have to add in order to support the VaxStation
>3100's floppy drive?

Good question, I've got a VS3100/M30 with a SCSI drive it would be 
interesting to know what options it needs.