Subject: Re: NetBSD (fwd)
To: Michael L. Hitch <email@example.com>
From: Arlo T. Moran <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/23/1995 13:34:23
On Thu, 23 Mar 1995, Michael L. Hitch wrote:
> Ftp should work, but I don't think the install floppy has PPP support
> (it should have SLIP though).
Hmm. I don't think my hosts allow SLIP anymore, but I'll give it a
shot. BTW is there info somewhere on setting up the SLIP connection?
Doesn't seem to cover that in the install text.
> "crunched" into a single executable, with links to all the different command
> names. The entire install disk needs to be rebuilt, and it can no longer
> be rebuilt to fit on an 880K floppy. I have sucessfully created a 1760K
> floppy image (good only if you have a high-density drive), and have used
> a modified kernel to boot that image from the hard disk swap area. [The
> kernel has a mini-root capability, where the 1st 2MB of the swap partition
> is reserved for a root file system. I copied the install floppy to that
> partition using dcp on AmigaDOS and booted from the swap partition. I had
> to fix a bug in the kernel to get this to work on my system, but that bug
> hasn't been fixed in the current sources.]
Bad news. I guess that option's out. Maybe someone can make a
rawwrite-type command which will write directly to the HD partition.
What is dcp?
Thanks for all your help. I hope I will be successful. I never thought
I would be foiled by clock circuitry! :(
Arlo T. Moran