25 Dec 2002 23:21
Re: 1.6 install on Hades
Leo Weppelman <leo <at> wau.mis.ah.nl>
2002-12-25 22:21:00 GMT
2002-12-25 22:21:00 GMT
Sorry, it took me so long in answering this mail... On Thu, Dec 19, 2002 at 11:57:58PM -0200, Olivier VANONI wrote: > Hi everybody > I decided to install Netbsd 1.6 instead of 1.4. > 1.4 install was fine, I could complete it until the end. > But I have problems with 1.6. I'm doing an install from > scratch from a gem partition of 250Mb, just some boot files > on it. > I created the HADES, MINIROOT and SYSINST floppies and copied > the HADES floppy file in a folder on C: from which I launch > the install. By the way, the FLOPPY directory mentionned in > the documentation does not exist on the FTP site. So I used > RAWWRITE and GZIP from 1.4 distribution. It seems that the contents of the floppy directory are in the misc directory and the contents of the misc directory is missing I will see how I should straighten this out... > First when I lauch 'loadbsd -b netbsd' from C:, the first lines > display some information like the CPU type (060 recognized as > 040 !) and then entrer a different phase when the screen becomes This is something that I could not reproduce. I have a Hades with a 060 too and the kernel seems to identify it as such: NetBSD 1.6 (HADES) #0: Wed Dec 25 20:03:24 MET 2002 root <at> lwp_hades:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/arch/atari/compile/HADES Atari Hades (68060 rev.5 CPU/MMU/FPU) total memory = 65536 KB avail memory = 58136 KB If the machine is incorrectly identified as a 040, I should not work properly! > blank. On 10 attempts, 8 times the screen beagn to blink and > nothing was readable. I tried to launch the install from 1024*768, > 640*400 monochrome and without the auto folder (CTRL at startup). > I had the same problem with the three ways. The only thing to > do is RESET. > The two times it worked was one from the minimum config (CTRL ...) > and one from the 1024*768 resulution. I haven't been able to reproducte that either, but I currently have an et6000 installed _and_ I am using the default setup (without the auto folder). > It worked until the install asks for the root media. I type md1a > and insert the floppy. And then the system gives an error like > it is unable to read a sector. It does the same thing with MINIROOT > or SYSINST floppy. My flppy drive is fine as I can read the floppies > from Gem/Magic and I can write them using RAWWRITE. I tracked that one down... it's my bad The Hades 1.44MB floppies were moved to md2. But this was not fully updated in both the documentation and the kernel config. I built a new kernel that will accept md2 as a boot device. It is contained in a new hades boot floppy. You can download it from: ftp.netbsd.org:/pub/incoming/leo/hades-boot.fs.gz Can you please try to install using the kernel on that floppy image and use 'md2' as the boot device. Use the sysinst floppy to install. Leo.