Subject: bin/5752: Some more sysinst glitches
To: None <>
From: Heiko W.Rupp <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 07/14/1998 16:54:17
>Number:         5752
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       Some more sysinst glitches
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people (Utility Bug People)
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Jul 14 08:05:00 1998
>Originator:     Heiko W.Rupp
>Release:        NetBSD-1.3.2
System: NetBSD quaak 1.3.2 NetBSD 1.3.2 (GENERIC) #0: Sun May 24 19:45:48 EDT 1998 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
    install floppy. 

	Use sysinst.