Subject: Re: How should I configure NetBSD?
To: Calvin <>
From: David Hopper <>
List: amiga
Date: 10/26/1995 03:27:02
> On Wed, 25 Oct 1995, John Marohn wrote:
> > Do I need to keep a ADOS partition so I can update the software?
> > How do I make it autoboot into NetBSD when I turn it on?
> I'm a bit curious as to how others handle the amigados kernel situation. 
> When I do kernel recompiles, sometimes the new kernel is different enough
> such that cat newkernel >/dev/reload no longer works.  Should I need to
> format an old style BSD partition to keep both sides consistent? 

/dev/reload won't work with _any_ new kernel you compile (and if it does,
you got lucky!)  You can only (generally) reload the same kernel you are
currently running.

I still don't trust adosfs for writing.  I'm lucky, though, to have a
second machine on a LAN.  I send the new kernel from NetBSD, then reboot
the Amiga, FTP the kernel to AmigaDOS, and loadbsd the thing.  I really don't
know how someone would manage without a second machine, unless 1) adosfs is
now writable (safely!) under NetBSD, or 2) dd if=/newkernel of=/dev/fd0a
under NetBSD, and then under AmigaDOS, 'dd if=RAW: of=DH1:newkernel' with 
rawdevice.handler installed.  Pretty tricky.  I wonder if I even got _that_
to work.

Maybe I should read the FAQ...  ;^)