NetBSD continued

One of the niceties of having a BSD wheenie as your associate is that he can be invoked if your BSD experiments fail.

Philip had a look at my setup, said "you've got your swap device and root device upside down", moved them around, and whopla! – everything worked.

Well, almost. Writing the miniroot to disk now works, but the bloody thing crashes when I reboot it. At least this bit is documented in their FAQ: "The fix is simple; remove jumper 'J1' near the top/front of the MVME167 board. This tells 167Bug to use another area of memory for its workspace."

NetBSD. Oh, how ugly thou art...

I guess I'll have to open up the box tonight and reset a jumper. Oh well.