Subject: Re: New to NetBSD/Vax, trying to bring up a MVII
To: Mr Ian Primus <>
From: e.stiebler <>
List: port-vax
Date: 08/13/2007 20:16:13
Mr Ian Primus wrote:
> While we're on the subject of booting, I came across
> this in the INSTALL.txt file in the NetBSD-3.1:
> Creating boot floppies
>      Fetch the bootable bootfs image from
> .../NetBSD-3.1/vax/installation/bootfs/boot.fs
>      and gunzip it.  It is a 1.2MB bootable image that
> will boot from any
>      floppy of size 1.2MB and bigger.
> This doesn't work. For one, gunzip won't gunzip it,
> and also - boot.fs is a 2400 kilobyte file, and I
> don't see how that could decompress into a 1200
> kilobyte file. (unless it's a really, really bad
> compression scheme).
> Am I missing something?

No, you're not missing anything. Actually, you're finding all the stuff, 
nobody was using for years, as everybody netboots the vaxen ;-)