NetBSD Problem Report #18584

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Subject: VAX  4000-105A does not boot from disk
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>Number:         18584
>Category:       port-vax
>Synopsis:       VAX  4000-105A does not boot from disk
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    port-vax-maintainer
>State:          closed
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Oct 08 13:20:00 +0000 2002
>Closed-Date:    Sat Mar 05 08:44:32 +0000 2016
>Last-Modified:  Sat Mar 05 08:44:32 +0000 2016
>Originator:     Joop Braamse
>Release:        1.6
VAX 4000-105A, 128MB memory, SCSI disk RZ26,RZ28
After installation of 1.6 the system doesnot boot from disk. This is what happens:
	>>> boot dka100
The system hangs here
It can netboot, using the 1.5.3 mopboot file. I checked the contents of the disk, it looks OK to me. I am afraid the 4000-105A doesn't like the
/boot file.

Install it on a 4000-105a or a 3100-95 and watch it.
There may be a fix, I extracted this from the vax-port mailing list:

But I know the problem and the solution to it. ;-)
The VAX4k100 / MV3100m9x does some things a bit different than
other VAXen of that type when it comes to booting. Unfortunately 
I don't have enough knowledge about this internas to describe it
Hugh Graham from OpenBSD posted a mail about this some time ago:
I applied the patches from that mail to my source (-current
of that time) and now my MV3100m95 can boot from its own SCSI
disk. (See:

Responsible-Changed-From-To: install-manager->port-vax-maintainer
Responsible-Changed-When: Fri, 03 Oct 2008 20:20:03 +0900
port specific problem.

State-Changed-From-To: open->closed
State-Changed-When: Sat, 05 Mar 2016 08:44:32 +0000
Patch applied (as referenced in ticket) by Matt Thomas in 2004.


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