Subject: Minimum booting system
To: None <macbsd-general@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Andrew Herdman <>
List: macbsd-general
Date: 04/30/1995 12:40:07

While waiting for a kernal that doesn't spew out 'panic: biodone already' 
I have been experimenting with different formatting options on my HD.  
None of which have worked, but I have installed NetBSD on my mac 8 times 
in the past week.  I have noticed that the install program is terribly 
slow.  I am wondering what would be required for a minimum single user 
boot system that I can use the installer to install, and use cpin to copy 
the large main tarfile into the unix filesystem for extraction their.  
This is my guess for what I need:


I'm not sure if tar uses gzip or somthing else with the z option, maybe 
it's built in.  I'm also curious if anything from /usr/lib should be 
included as I believe most of everything may be compiled using shared 
libraries these days.

Thanks for any help.