NetBSD Problem Report #10494

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Subject: can't boot miniroot
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>Number:         10494
>Category:       port-sun3
>Synopsis:       can't boot miniroot
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    port-sun3-maintainer
>State:          closed
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Jul 02 09:36:01 +0000 2000
>Closed-Date:    Sat Oct 27 22:40:54 +0000 2001
>Last-Modified:  Sat Oct 27 22:40:54 +0000 2001
>Originator:     Matthias Brenner
>Release:        1.4
can't boot!

I try to install NetBSD on my SUN 3/80. I tried to write a miniroot
to my swap slice and then boot. But i always get an error:
> b sd(0,0,1) -s
Boot: sd(0,0,1) -s
Error (PSR = 0x203) Bus Error:
  Vaddr: 60000000, Paddr: 00100000, Read, FC 3, Size 1 at 0x0000404A.
Can someone tell me what to do?
1) Boot from tape
2) partition disk
3) dd miniroot to swap slice
4) try to boot from this slice (b sd(0,0,1) -s)

State-Changed-From-To: open->closed 
State-Changed-By: chs 
State-Changed-When: Sat Oct 27 15:38:26 PDT 2001 
you must have created the swap partition more than 1 GB into the disk. 
the sun3 firmware can only address disk offsets less than 1 GB, 
it just ignores the higher-order bits, so you'll get mysterious 
crashes like that.  I've added a warning in the install notes 
about this problem, that's the best we can do. 

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