Subject: Re: Install NetBSD over the top of Linux
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Mike Long <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/14/1996 10:37:00
>From: Carsten Hammer <email@example.com>
>Date: Fri, 14 Jun 1996 10:09:34 +0000 (GMT)
>Does it make it anything easier to have a installed Linux
>when installing NetBSD? I have a Linux box connected to
>the internet and want to install NetBSD on it (deleting Linux).
>It is a 486 with a 200MB HD. Just replacing the /vmlinuz with
>/netbsd does not work for (at least) two reasons as i understand:
>1. Major and minor device numbers dont conform to any standard.
> (is there any?)
>2. NetBSD does not understand ext2fs of Linux
>Is this correct?
Yes. Also, it is questionable whether Linux' boot blocks would load
the kernel properly, and the kernel probably would not get along with
>And to try to get help directly for my problem:
>Is there any filesystem that NetBSD and Linux know both and
>that would help to do my migration to NetBSD?
MSDOS. Watch out for mangled filenames, unless Linux' msdosfs also
understands Lose95 long filenames. You can avoid that problem by
>Is there a way to boot my box on a NFS mounted NetBSD-rootfs and
>to install then via NFS?(security considerations are no
>big problem for me, at least as long only this machine is affected)
I don't know about NFS, but you can boot with the floppies and then
install via FTP.
Mike Long <firstname.lastname@example.org> <URL:http://www.shore.net/~mikel>
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