Subject: Re: A positive comment about 1.3 Sysinst
To: Dave Burgess <email@example.com>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
Date: 01/19/1998 18:46:47
>1) Thanks for the help and support on getting something that works
>reasonably well. It is an excellent start and something that makes the
>system far easier to install.
>2) IMHO - We could really stand having sysinst worked as a separate product
>line instead of tying it to a version release for the OS. Now that we
>have a working 1.3, wouldn't it make sense to get sysinst working with
>1.3 and release a new "version of the week":, updating the program as we go?
>If that was the plan, the obviously this is a "Never Mind".
Well, that's more or less how the developers were testing it. Or did
you mean a `NetBSD release of the week' with full release sets etc?
>3) I have yet to actually have sysinst work with a SCSI drive and a
>1542 SCSI card. I've tried two different machine and ended up
>installing both by hand to get them so they could boot. On both,
>sysinst points the boot to the wrong place on the drive for the
Hm. I'd guess might be due to the bogus geometry which the 1542
reports via the BIOS. That's _not_ the same as the standard "fake"
geometry (64 heads, 32 sectors) used by sd.c. Did you get a
; using fictitious geometry
message when booting the install media?