Subject: RE: Anyone trying to use new sysinst, please read.
To: Tim Rightnour <email@example.com>
From: Eric Fox <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/04/1999 14:22:57
On 02-Feb-99 Tim Rightnour wrote:
> If you, or anyone else has problems with sysinst.. now is the time to speak
> up.. so I can get it fixed for 1.4.
This isn't necessarily a problem--more a recommendation/suggestion:
I semi-recently installed NetBSD 1.3.2 from CD onto a Toshiba (I think) laptop.
This laptop could have EITHER the CD drive OR the floppy drive connected, but
not both. To make matters worse, they weren't hot-swappable.
I installed NetBSD on it by booting off of the floppy (the CD I had wasn't
bootable), letting it format and partition the drive, then aborted installation
and manually copied the kernel from the floppy to the hard-drive. After
shutting down, swapping the floppy/CD drives, and powering back up, I was able
to complete the installation without further headache.
If sysinst copied the boot kernel, my install time would have been vastily
reduced. I most cases, this kernel will simply be over written when kern.tgz
Then again, this may have all been a self-inflicted newbie-ism.
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