[TUHS] Bringing up any 4.3BSD on a MicroVAX without tape....

Aharon Robbins arnold at skeeve.com
Thu Oct 20 17:36:52 AEST 2005

Wasn't there an "installboot" program that told the bootblock where
to find the /boot file?

Boy was it a lllloooonnnngggg time ago that I dealt with this stuff.


> Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2005 13:28:31 -0400
> From: robertdkeys at aol.com
> Subject: Re: [TUHS] Bringing up any 4.3BSD on a MicroVAX without tape....
> To: msokolov at ivan.Harhan.ORG, tuhs at minnie.tuhs.org
>  The /boot is there, so it is somewhere between the bootblocks
> and /boot that the connection is lost.  The /boot is apparently
> not correctly found.  But, it is there......
> Bob Keys
> -----Original Message-----
> > The problem is that it won't install boot blocks that work.
> > None of the raboot/rdboot/bootra/bootrd combos get
> > any farther than the cryptic "loading boot" message.
> The "loading boot" message comes from the bootblock code and indicates
> that the bootblocks are good and working.  If it stops there, it means
> that you are missing the /boot file in the root filesystem (that's what
> it's loading).
> MS

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