Subject: Re: Is there any other way to install besides boot floppies?
To: Hisashi T Fujinaka <>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/09/2004 08:45:07
On Mon, Nov 08, 2004 at 10:51:11PM -0800, Hisashi T Fujinaka wrote:
> After ELEVEN (seven of then "brand new") boot floppies I finally got
> i386 to start installing. It took probably SEVEN to get a netboot to
> start on SPARC.
> This is a royal pain in the tuckus. Since I only do this once in a
> while, I don't usually don't keep up with the install docs, but the
> install docs are a little iffy, and I don't think they even make new
> floppies any more.
> Is there doc on how to install using CD's? I even broke down and put
> dban (Darik's boot and nuke, the size of a floppy disk) onto CD to wipe
> out the HD. I'm willing to burn as many CD's as I need as long as I
> don't have to keep trying the frigging floppies.

And this message doesn't belong to current-users@.  It should have gone
to netbsd-users@ probably.


Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
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