Subject: Re: Installation over a serial line
To: Andrew Gillham <>
From: Jared D. McNeill <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/05/2000 23:51:12
On Wed, 5 Jul 2000, Andrew Gillham wrote:
> Meanwhile why can't you just use SLIP?  At least the 1.4.2 install floppy
> looks like it should support it.  You should be able to exit sysinst,
> start slattach appropriately and then restart sysinst and do a ftp install.

The installer (for 1.5_ALPHA anyway) says that it can't detect an ethernet
card if I choose to do an ftp install after bringing up the sl0
device. I'm currently installing it by hand (at a whopping 0.82KB/s,
thankyouverymuch 9600 baud). What needs to be done after all the disk sets
are untarred other than MAKEDEV?