[DECtec] Problem Installing Ultrix on DECstation 2100 (MIPS)

Cory Smelosky b4 at gewt.net
Wed Dec 17 19:40:56 GMT 2014

On Sat, 13 Dec 2014, Robert Jarratt wrote:

> Now that I have a bootable CD-ROM I am encountering a different problem that
> I am struggling to surmount.
> After choosing the type of installation (basic or advanced) it tries to
> offer the system disk selection. However, it keeps failing because it is
> detecting the CD-ROM drive and saying it has an invalid block size. I can
> hear it spin up the hard disk that I want to install on, so it should be
> finding a suitable hard disk, but it looks like it keeps choking on the
> CD-ROM drive. I can't tell if it is failing to see the hard disk properly,
> but when I tried NetBSD on the same disk, and in the same machine, it is
> fine.

I'm having the same problem on a 5000/125 (with busted FPU).


Can RISC be installed from VAX?

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