Subject: 3100/m78 getting there
To: None <>
From: Greg Ingram <>
List: port-vax
Date: 07/02/2001 15:19:12
Howdy guys,

I'm back and trying to get that 3100/m78 booting.  When last I tried it
was rather an old kernel.  I found something better and here's what I'm

>>> b/100 esa0

Bootfile: mopboot


>> NetBSD/vax boot [May 7 1999 06:49:43] << 
>> Press any key to abort autoboot 5 
> boot netbsd 
Trying BOOTP 
Using IP address: 
myip: wip (, gateip:, mask: 
root addr= path=/
170536+57000+194876+[85440+100779] total=0x188bbf 
[ preserving 186224 bytes of netbsd a.out symbol table ]
Copyright (c) 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 
The NetBSD Foundation, Inc.  All rights reserved. 
Copyright (c) 1982, 1986, 1989, 1991, 1993 
The Regents of the University of California.  All rights reserved.

NetBSD 1.5.1_BETA2 (GENERIC) #3: Sun May 13 11:54:52 PDT 2001

VAXstation 3100/m76
cpu: KA43
primary cache status: 121a<BCHIT,DPERR,HIT,REFRESH,ENABLE>
secondary cache status: ffe1<TPE,DPE,MISS,ENABLE>
total memory = 32508 KB
avail memory = 27124 KB
using 432 buffers containing 1728 KB of memory
mainbus0 (root)
vsbus0 at mainbus0
vsbus0: interrupt mask 8
le0 at vsbus0 csr 0x200e0000 vec 120 ipl 14 maskbit 5 buf 0x28551000-0x28560fff
le0: address 08:00:2b:23:12:09
le0: 32 receive buffers, 8 transmit buffers
dz0 at vsbus0 csr 0x200a0000 vec 304 ipl 14 maskbit 6
dz0: 4 lines
lkc0 at dz0
si0 at vsbus0 csr 0x200c0080 vec 770 ipl 14 maskbit 1
si0: NCR5380, SCSI ID 6
scsibus0 at si0: 8 targets, 8 luns per target
si1 at vsbus0 csr 0x200c0180 vec 774 ipl 14 maskbit 0
si1: NCR5380, SCSI ID 6
scsibus1 at si1: 8 targets, 8 luns per target
smg0 at vsbus0 csr 0x200f0000 vec 104 ipl 14 maskbit 3
wsdisplay0 at smg0
wsdisplay0: screen 0-7 added (128x57, vt100 emulation)

WARNING: you must update your boot blocks.

scsibus0: waiting 2 seconds for devices to settle...
sd0 at scsibus0 target 3 lun 0: <DEC, RZ23     (C) DEC, 0A18> SCSI1 0/direct fixed
sd0: 100 MB, 776 cyl, 8 head, 33 sec, 512 bytes/sect x 204864 sectors
scsibus1: waiting 2 seconds for devices to settle...
boot device: <unknown>
root device: le0
dump device: 
file system (default generic): nfs
root on le0
nfs_boot: trying DHCP/BOOTP
nfs_boot: DHCP server:
nfs_boot: my_name=wip
nfs_boot: my_addr=
nfs_boot: my_mask=
nfs_boot: gateway=
nfs_boot: getfh - no pathname
cannot mount root, error = 5
root device (default le0): ~.

I'm having trouble passing the right parms via dhcpd on a Linux box.  In
fact, I can only get this far with the netbsd kernel in the NFS server's
root directory.  If I include an "option root-path" line in dhcpd.conf, I
can't even get the kernel to boot. I can't seem to find the aha! howto
section.  Anybody got a quick pointer for how I should continue the
installation?  I'd like to do the whole thing over NFS until I find some
decent scsi disks.

- Greg