Subject: Re: Suggestions for easing 1.1 i386 installations
To: Simon J. Gerraty <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: quantum <email@example.com>
Date: 10/08/1995 14:31:25
On Sun, 8 Oct 1995, Simon J. Gerraty wrote:
> It would be a big win if the user could say how many Mb they want for
> each partition and the install script round that out to the next
> cylinder boundary. Not sure about anyone else, but I find computers
> are better at math than I am :-)
This points out an area that I think needs to be address before 1.1 is
released. We need an improved install facility. But, I don't want one
that is i386 centric. I run NetBSD on a PC clone, but also on an Amiga.
NetBSD is a multi-platform OS. It seems to me that in spite of that, the
install could be fairly generic, once specific hardware was configured.
Maybe an install script could run a platform specific install script followed
by a generic install script. Does this sound feasible to anyone else?
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