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Re: Help about installing NetBSD on a VAXstation 4000/90 (Cougar)

Den 2018-05-02 kl. 03:07, skrev Silas:
Hi all.

I did some tests and have interesting results.

As I said, the results are the same with 7.1.2 (the first try), -current and 4.0.  I decided to give OpenBSD (5.8) a try and, after the netboot, it printed kernel information during the boot, but got stuck just after printing information about sd0.  So I decided to remove both HDD and CDROM drives and, surprisingly, OpenBSD resumed the boot procedure up to the install program.

So I concluded I'm with a defective hardware and removing the HDD and CDROM helped somehow (if they are not THE hardware that caused the problems).

Unfortunately, even after these modifications, NetBSD kernel doesn't print anything out after being loaded.  Is it handling some hardware errors wrongly somehow, like not timing out when expected?

Hm, I doubt it is something wrong with your hardware.
If you do not get an error when the firmware starts up then it should be OK.

I still leaning on the wrong-directed-console.    It should always print out something from the kernel, even if there were problem with disks or something. NetBSD has support for the LCSPX (graphics), which it may try to use as console.  I don't know if OpenBSD ever did get that support, which makes it hard-coded to the serial console.

Have you checked the console flipping switches yet?

-- Ragge

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