1.5.1/2 release
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  Error Messages
      netbsd: No such ..
      No response
      SIOCGIFFLAGS gm0: Device not ..
      TERM environment variable ..

Error Messages

netbsd: No such ..
netbsd: No such file or directory

When you type:

0 > boot hd:15,ofwboot.elf
You may got following.
0 > boot hd:15,ofwboot.elf load-size=e6e0 alder32=5ad238a7

Loading ELF

>> NetBSD/macppc OpenFirmware Boot, Revision 1.3
>> (tsubai@mint.iri.col.jp, Sun Nov 26 01:41:27 JST 2000)
open : No such file or directory
open /pci@f2000000/mac-io@17/ata-4@1f000/disk@0:0/netbsd: No such file or directory
Boot: _
In that case, ( after rebooting by COMMAND+CONTROL+POWER combination ) you would say,
0 > boot hd:15,ofwboot.elf netbsd-GENERIC_MD.gz
No response
On iBook, you will see the messages,
0 > boot hd:15,ofwboot.elf netbsd-GENERIC_MD.gz
md0: internal 2048 KB image area
boot device: wd0
root on md0a dumps on md0b
WARNING: clock lost 14136 days -- CHECK AND RESET THE DATE!
root file system type: ffs
erase ^H, werase ^W, kill ^U, intr ^C, status ^T
terminal type? [vt100]
But, no reponse, if your machine is iBook, you need to recompile kernel with ADB patch.

(you have to either

  • push reset button
  • keep pushing power button for a few seconds
to exit that situation
SIOCGIFFLAGS gm0: Device not ..
ifconfig: SIOCGIFFLAGS gm0: Device not configured

Your kernel just loaded may not include the driver for gm network device. Unfortunately, netbsd.ram.gz often does not includes gm0 driver. You may use netbsd-1.5E.ram.gz found at ftp://ftp.ki.nu/pub/NetBSD/iBook/ (This particular file is NOT for iBook only, but for GENERAL use.)

TERM environment variable ..
WARNING: TERM environment variable not set.

WARNING: TERM environment variable not set.
ex/vi: terminal type unknown.
Just as it is said.
to fix, type
export TERM
Last Update: Sat, 07 Jun 2014 22:16:17 GMT 1.66 2008/03/08