Subject: Re: How should I configure NetBSD?
To: David Hopper <>
From: Ron Roskens <>
List: amiga
Date: 10/26/1995 12:27:12
David Hopper writes:
> > 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 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.

Get BFFS. You can safely mount the NetBSD partition under ADOS and boot
the kernel from there.  Then you only need a to modify User-Startup?? to
mount the partition and boot from there.


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