Subject: installing NetBSD-1.0 (beta?)
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Simon J. Gerraty <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/08/1994 09:27:36
Ok, after the generic kernel paniced (lppanic: timeout table full)
I loaded the Oct24 src tar_files and crafted a new kernel config (from
GENERICAHA, SUNL-LAMP and my old ZEN) I'll enclose it at the end.
I config'd, make depended and made this kernel.
I made a new kernel copy floppy using:
gzcat kcaha-10.fs.gz | dd bs=147456 > /dev/rfd0c
I think that was my next problem and should have spotted it when fsck
/dev/rfd0a barfed but /dev/rfd0c worked fine...
Anyway, I had to strip the new kernel to fit it on that floppy...
When I booted from it, it reset the machine as soon a the new kernel
I commented out a new non-essentials, made clean, depend and a new
kernel. Then re-made the floppy with
gzcat kcaha-10.fs.gz | dd bs=147456 > /dev/rfd0a
and the kernel fitted fine and booted better!
Great. Time to try modems etc...
To cut a _long_ story short(er), all my old Feb12 binaries worked fine
except nnmaster kept claiming it was being with "nnmaster: invoked
with wrong user privileges" it was as if the set-uid bit was being
ignored. I suspect some set*uid() call was failing.
Q. is there a document somewhere which lists system calls etc that used
to work in 0.9a but do not in 1.0 ?
More alarming was that MHSnet failed to start. The error was:
NETWORK STARTED Mon Nov 7 07:29:21 PST 1994
available free space on /var/spool/MHSnet/ is 120634 Kbytes
==== netstate -ersxC
94/11/07 07:29:21 netstate: system error -- Could not lock "/var/spool/MHSnet/_state/lock": Invalid argument
The lock file _was_ being created ok, but that error message was the
consistent result. This is more a problem as I don't have source to
MHSnet - its a binary only commercial app compiled for BSDi.
Q. flock or fcntl semantics changed recently?
I had to re-start with 0.9a to be able to get this message out (MHSnet
is the carrier :-) fortunately this is just a case of disabling the IDE
drive in CMOS.
BTW I have DDB in the new kernel, but did not get around to trying lpr
again as I needed to resolve the MHSnet issue or swap back to uucp...
Here is the new config.
# GENERICAHA -- Generic machine w/aha driver -- distribution floppy
# $Id: GENERICAHA,v 220.127.116.11 1994/10/17 21:51:32 cgd Exp $
# Allows user to create an i386 LDT (Used by Wine to run Windows programs)
options FIFO # fifos; recommended
options SYSVSHM # System V shared memory; broken
options SYSVMSG # System V-like message queues
options SYSVSEM # System V-like semaphores
options LKM # loadable kernel modules
options QUOTA # quotas in UFS
options "LP_SIMPLE_PROBE" # always find printers :-)
config netbsd root on wd0 swap on wd0 and sd0 and sd1 and sd2
#config netbsd swap generic
device pc0 at isa? port "IO_KBD" irq 1
device com0 at isa? port "IO_COM1" irq 4
device com1 at isa? port "IO_COM2" irq 3
## 3rd serial port configured as COM3 on IRQ2
device com2 at isa? port 0x2e8 irq 9
device lpt0 at isa? port "IO_LPT1" irq 7
device lpt1 at isa? port "IO_LPT2"
device lpt2 at isa? port "IO_LPT3"
controller wdc0 at isa? port "IO_WD1" irq 14
disk wd0 at wdc0 drive ?
disk wd1 at wdc0 drive ?
controller fdc0 at isa? port "IO_FD1" irq 6 drq 2
disk fd0 at fdc0 drive ?
disk fd1 at fdc0 drive ?
#device wt0 at isa? port 0x300 irq 5 drq 1
controller aha0 at isa? port "IO_AHA0" irq ? drq ?
master scsibus0 at aha0
disk sd0 at scsibus0 slave ?
disk sd1 at scsibus0 slave ?
disk sd2 at scsibus0 slave ?
disk sd3 at scsibus0 slave ?
disk sd4 at scsibus0 slave ?
tape st0 at scsibus0 slave ?
tape st1 at scsibus0 slave ?
disk cd0 at scsibus0 slave ?
disk cd1 at scsibus0 slave ?
device ed0 at isa? port 0x280 net irq 5 iomem 0xd0000 vector edintr
#device ed0 at isa? port 0x280 irq 9 iomem 0xd0000
#device ed1 at isa? port 0x250 irq 9 iomem 0xd8000
#device ed2 at isa? port 0x300 irq 10 iomem 0xcc000
#device el0 at isa? port 0x300 irq 9
#device ep0 at isa? port ? irq ?
#device ie0 at isa? port 0x360 irq 7 iomem 0xd0000
#device le0 at isa? port 0x320 irq 10 drq 7
device npx0 at isa? port "IO_NPX" irq 13
pseudo-device pty 64
pseudo-device sl 2
pseudo-device ppp 2 # Point-to-Point Protocol
pseudo-device bpfilter 6 # packet filter