Subject: bin/6307: Problem with NetBSD 1.3.2 pmax installation notes
To: None <>
From: Terry R. Friedrichsen <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 10/15/1998 10:05:59
>Number:         6307
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       sysinst installation from CD device specification enhancement
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people (Utility Bug People)
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Oct 15 10:05:01 1998
>Originator:     Terry R. Friedrichsen
	Sunquest Information Systems, Inc.
>Release:        NetBSD-1.3.2 CD 12-May-1998
	pmax NetBSD-1.3.2 sysinst
System: netbsd 1.3.2

	When telling sysinst to install from CD, it would be nice if it
	accepted a blank device name to indicate that "I already mounted
	the CD for you; don't diddle with it and just believe the directory
	I told you to look in".

	To really support this well, sysinst should be taught not to prepend
	"/mnt2" to the directory specification if that directory specifica-
	tion starts with a leading "/" indicating that the user is specifying
	a full path name.  Either that or the documentation should be amended
	to indicate that sysinst really expects to see the CD mounted on