Subject: Re: NetBSD/i386 1.0-BETA binaries
To: Ian Fitchet <>
From: Adam Glass <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/17/1994 07:02:44
> Hi,
> 	A couple of quick questions (and the inevitable "how *I*
> bootstrapped netbsd").
> 	1. how do you configure vnode devices into the kernel?  I
> wanted to create some boot floppies for my colleague but they require
> vnconfig.  The only reference I then found to vnd* was in swap devices
> in two of the sample kernel configs and that vnd has major number 14.
> My symptom is, when vnconfig is invoked it complains that "device not
> configured".  (Even after rebooting on one of those kernels).  MAKEDEV
> produced the devices, but it strikes me as a kernel side problem.
> VNODEPAGER is defined in the kernel.

add 'pseudo-device vn 4' to your kernel config.  compile a new kernel
based on that config.  then try the scripts in
/usr/src/distrib/i386/floppies which use vn.

Adam Glass