Subject: Re: compiling a new kernel?
To: der Mouse <mouse@Holo.Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Michael Graff <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/18/1996 13:57:57
der Mouse <mouse@Holo.Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA> writes:

> And don't make the mistake I did, of doing "cp netbsd /netbsd+ && mv
> /netbsd /netbsd- && mv /netbsd+ /netbsd && reboot".  If the old kernel
> is called netbsd- then you can't boot from it (!), at least on some
> architectures.  It turns out the second-stage boot program has a really
> dumb parser that takes a - as a flag marker even when it's not preceded
> by whitespace.  (Nowadays I use /netbsdN and /netbsdX.)

The reason I use netbsd and onetbsd is simple.  The second-stage boot loader
for i386 looks first at netbsd, then onetbsd, then something else which I
have yet to need.  :)