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Re: Netbooting a DEC 3000 m300

I think you've got yourself a TurboChannel machine that Linux doesn't 
support. There some info on a porting project here:

but it doesn't look like anything has been done in quite a while.

I think that NetBSD does run on these boxes, but last I knew they didn't 
support a keyboard or video so you need to control it over the serial 

Hope that helps,

On Tue, 26 Feb 2002, Christian Lavoie wrote:

> I'm trying to netboot a DEC 3000 m300 workstation (two in fact)
> No floppy, no cd-roms, only Tru64 installed.
> I've got the TFTP and BOOTP parts nice. In fact, it starts to boot.
> But it dies after: 
> Linux/AXP bootp loader for Linux 2.2.18pre21
> Expected vptb at 0000000200000000, got 0000000000000000
> 	PC=00000000,20000014 PSL= 00000000,00001F00
> ----
> Any ideas?
> Tried both tftpboot.img from woody and potato, they both look bad.
> What am I missing? If all else fails, I have a couple of i386 based machines 
> around, how can I cross-compile an alpha kernel, wrap it in a tftpboot.img 
> files (with whatever else is required) and try again?
> Have fun,
> Chris

Rich Payne

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