[Posted and mailed]
> can s.o. give me advice on how to boot NetBSD i386
> when there is no IDE drive attached to the machine
> and when the SCSI adaptor (Adaptex 152...)
> does not have boot ROM? The system files have been
> placed in partitions on /dev/sd1x. Booting from
> floppy would be fine.
> Or is there anything in the docs?
for your initial boot, boot from floppy, give the kernel the "-b" run-time
option, and tell it to use sd1a when it asks.
Then change the kernel configuration file, replacing
config netbsd root on ? type ?
config netbsd root on sd1a type ffs
and build a new kernel; this one will be hardwired to booting from the
(Be sure to have a floppy with a GENERIC kernel around for emergencies).