Subject: Re: NetBSD (fwd)
To: Arlo T. Moran <>
From: Michael L. Hitch <>
List: amiga
Date: 03/23/1995 11:19:58
On Mar 23,  1:13pm, "Arlo T. Moran" wrote:
> I think you're right, the GVP board has special clock circuitry.  How, 
> then, am I going to do the install if I can't pull the sets off an ADOS 
> partition?  Can I do it via ftp?  If I took that route then I'd have to 

  Ftp should work, but I don't think the install floppy has PPP support
(it should have SLIP though).

> be able to configure and connect via PPP from the install disk, which is 
> a shaky proposition at best.  It it possible to recompile the mount_ados 
> command to work with the new kernel and release an install disk with these?

  There is only one program on the install disk - all the commands are
"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.]