Subject: Sysinst confusion and recommendations.
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Gerald C. Simmons <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/13/1998 07:41:26
I just attempted to upgrade from ver 1.2.1 to 1.3.2, and had a few
observations. This was my first exposure to Sysisnt. Overall, I really liked
the new install program. However, here were a couple of things that hung me up:
Refer to Installation Notes
* Section 8.6 Installation from a local Directory
This hung me up, because it wasn't intuitively obvious that I was
suppost to put in /mnt/????? as part of the directory name. If
Sysinst is going to mount the upgrader's file system to /mnt,
shouldn't it at least tell him that? It would be nicer if it just
Pre-pended /mnt to the Directory Name supplied.
* Section 10. Finalizing your installation.
"After reboot, you can log in "root" at the login prompt."
Well, no, rc.conf still has the Configured Flag set to "NO".
No Multi-user mode - No Login. I got stuck here because I
couldn't figure out how to edit rc.conf. None of my editors
worked. I'm going to re-boot to 1.2.1 and clean-up the 1.3.2