Subject: bin/5752: Some more sysinst glitches
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Heiko W.Rupp <email@example.com>
Date: 07/14/1998 16:54:17
>Synopsis: Some more sysinst glitches
>Responsible: bin-bug-people (Utility Bug People)
>Arrival-Date: Tue Jul 14 08:05:00 1998
>Originator: Heiko W.Rupp
System: NetBSD quaak 1.3.2 NetBSD 1.3.2 (GENERIC) #0: Sun May 24 19:45:48 EDT 1998 firstname.lastname@example.org:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/GENERIC i386
1) When setting up network parameters with sysinst, sysinst will
give a "class-B" netmask as default even if a "class-C" host ip is
given on the line above. In a classless world, there are no
Class-[ABC] anymore, but a netmask of 0xffffff00 would be a better
default for hosts in the former class C range.
2) When doing a CD install, sysinst does not prompt the user to
set up network parameters as it does for a NFS install. The newly
installed system will thus have no network settings.
If one manually selects 'network setup' before a) Install a new
system, then sysinst will write those values to the new system.
If one does the network setup after the install, the data is not
written to the new system.
3) when doing a CD install, sysinst appends the NetBSD version in
some way to the path given for the CD. This will give problems if
one has a 1.3 install floppy lying around and is trying to install
from a 1.3.2 CD. With the current setup, I had to make a new 1.3.2