Subject: Re: Problems with 1.6_Beta5 install on i386 / Thinkpad 770
To: Mike Cheponis <mac@Wireless.Com>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/07/2002 11:49:48
On Wed, 7 Aug 2002, Mike Cheponis wrote:
> Hi, I'm trying to install 1.6_Beta5 on a Thinkpad 770 with 228 MB of memory
> and a Toshiba 1,356,300,288 byte drive. Problems:
> 1) Ominously, during boot, one message says:
> sh: can't open ./MKDEV.local
> Is this a concern?
That should not matter (unless it was really spelled like that).
/dev/MAKEDEV.local does nothing by default.
> 2) Also, during boot:
> Warning: no /dev/console
I guess init said that.
> Is this a problem?
init will make a MFS /dev and mknod a /dev/console. (And it will copy and
run the /dev/MAKEDEV.)
This sounds like your /dev was empty. (Was this before the install or
later? Oh, I guess your other comments explain this.)
> Yet, the install document says that 70M + N MB is required, N is amt of
> memory, and an additional 60 MB for X; clearly, my 1.3 GB disk should be
> plenty big.
Yes. You can fit it all in less than 200MB.
> Then, when I try to reboot, apparently the bootloader didn't properly
> write the bootblocks (I told sysinst that this disk was dedicated for
> NetBSD), so the Thinkpad 770 asks for me to shove in a floppy to boot. (!)
It seems to have missed a step. Can you boot you hard disk from a floppy?
Jeremy C. Reed