Subject: using slattach during install?
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Simon J. Gerraty <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/21/1995 22:27:29
This is on a Toshiba notbook, but I'm not sure that any of this is
port specific. 

Anybody ever managed to load NetBSD over a slip interface?

I've just given up my first attempt...

I got as far as

slattach -h -s 9600 /dev/tty0
ifconfig sl0 inet link0 -link1

and the opposite at the other end...

route get showed that sl0 was the route to the other end, but ping
just kept reporting ping: sendto: No route to host.

netstat -rn showed everything looking ok at zen's end.  I could only
assume the notebook end was ok as netstat isn't available yet.

I figure that slattach had never actually managed to open the device
at either end.  Without ps or much else though I could not kill the
slattach short of rebooting.

So I halted and rebooted off the kernel copy (a -current kernel that
I'd done the install with) to install the kernel on the hard disk.
fsck made all sorts of complaints about wd0a and mount failed...

I'm going to try again just putting a plain 1.0 kernel on it.

If anyone can point out what critical step I missed with slattach et
al I'd appreciated it.

Until I get the machine booted and can get some pcmcia tools on it,
sl0 is the only interface it will have...