Subject: Re: First time installation of NetBSD 1.0-pre-beta
To: firstname.lastname@example.org, Christopher Marshall <chm@Think.COM>
From: Hubert Feyrer <Hubert.Feyrer@rz.uni-regensburg.de>
Date: 09/12/1994 15:59:27
> I put up an install doc and a new pre-release and it is really
> very easy to install with it and the boot-floppy. However I
> am not ready to take it to release yet due to a new bug with
> gdb not working again (sigh). ALl I can say is it wasn't my fault
> so don't mail me any angry notes.
Well, great work so far! :-)
- Could you please add the kernel-source that was mentioned to compile the
supplied kernel? The INSTALL.amiga mentions recompiling the kernel, so
I suppose there should be valid sources somewhere. (NOT -current ! :)
- Typo in "supported devices", SCSI, 53c710: Zeus (not Zues)
- There's a nice way to create /dev/* when base10 and etc10 are installed
(I assume the BSD-root is on /mnt, with the BSD-usr is on /mnt/usr):
# /mnt/sbin/mount_null /mnt/usr /usr ; shared libs available now
# /mnt/usr/chroot /mnt /bin/sh ; reach /etc/passwd, etc.
# cd /dev
# sh MAKEDEV all
# exit ; exit chroot'ed shell
I think this can be incorporated easily into the "Configure" script and
prevent an additional reboot the user has to worry about.
- You mention changing sendmail.cf after installation, and also invocation
of man. Maybe you should add a note to add users via "vipw", not by editing
/etc/passwd by hand.
Besides that, the Install-doc looks really good to me. Congratulations! :-)
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