Subject: install/7344: Problems installing NetBSD-1.4_ALPHA/i386
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bernd Sieker <email@example.com>
Date: 04/08/1999 13:22:10
>Synopsis: problems during and after 1.4_ALPHA/i386 upgrade from 1.3.3
>Responsible: gnats-admin (GNATS administrator)
>Arrival-Date: Thu Apr 8 04:35:00 1999
>Originator: Bernd Sieker
System: NetBSD boa 1.4_ALPHA NetBSD 1.4_ALPHA (BOA) #1: Thu Apr 8 09:46:35 CEST 1999 bernd@boa:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/BOA i386
AMD K6-2/300, Via Apollo MVP3 PCI-Chipset, Toshiba ATAPI CD-ROM
I encountered the following problems during upgrade from
1.3.3 to 1.4_ALPHA, port i386.
- after booting from the 1440k-bootfloppies, the systems boots,
after selecting "upgrade" in sysinst, the partitions (/, /usr, /home)
are fsck'd, and then sysinst exits with the message "sysinst terminated"
I do not get an additional error message. Enabling Logging in sysinst
shows as last message "/mnt2: not currently mounted." and then
- I was unable to mount my CD-ROM drive (Toshiba XM-5402TA) with
either the INSTALL kernel, the GENERIC kernel from the kern.tgz
set or a custom-built kernel, although all kernels detect the
drive correctly during boot. Trying to mount it, causes the system
to hang; sometimes I am able to do a remote login via telnet, but
after a while it even ceases to be pingable. Only a hardware reset
can make it operational again.
- In the end I was able to extract the installation sets with sysinst,
but the display is quite garbled sometimes, old texts and error
messages are not deleted.
Although I checked all sets before booting the install floppies,
sysinst complained during unpacking, that 2 of 8 sets had had
errors. I was not able to reproduce which ones that were.
- I did not attempt to install the X distribution, a build from recent
current xsrc.tgz, made under 1.3.3, works fine.
Try the upgrade procedure as described above. I have no idea on which
systems it might work or fail.