Subject: Re: How should I configure NetBSD?
To: David Hopper <>
From: Jim Alexander <>
List: amiga
Date: 10/26/1995 09:40:24
David Hopper writes:
> /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...  ;^)
> dave

I do this by using BFFS to mount my NetBSD root filesystem (read only)
and then just always boot directly from the actual /netbsd image.


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