Subject: Re: how to have generic root and non-generic swap?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
Date: 07/08/1995 22:00:58
> Subject: how to have generic root and non-generic swap?
> I have a spare root partition on SCSI ID 1 [...]. I don't have a
> swap partition on that drive, though, [...]
You don't say what port this is for. I went and read the sparc port's
code for setting up root and swap, and the only way you can get what
you want there is to boot with -a, which prompts you for root and swap
device names. Or, of course, configure a kernel with
config netbsd root on sd1a swap on sd0b
though of course you'll have to reconfig/rebuild to get a kernel to use
on the real root when you're ready.
(Why the sparc port? Simply because it's the one with which I'm most