Subject: port-arm32/8342: Files missing for a 1.4/1.4.1 install on a RISC PC
To: None <>
From: None <Thilo.Manske@HEH.Uni-Oldenburg.DE>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 09/07/1999 11:21:23
>Number:         8342
>Category:       port-arm32
>Synopsis:       Files missing for a 1.4/1.4.1 install on a RISC PC
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    port-arm32-maintainer (NetBSD/arm32 Portmaster)
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Sep  7 11:20:00 1999
>Originator:     Thilo Manske
Dies ist Thilos Unix Signature! Viel Spass damit.
>Release:        NetBSD 1.4.1, 1.4 but problem partly existed with 1.3.2 IIRC

Currently there are at least two files missing to install NetBSD/arm32 on an
Acorn RISC PC or A7000 from scratch:

1. The archive with the bootloader application to boot NetBSD from RISC OS
   (!BtRiscBSD), the small BASIC porgram to patch the bootblock so that
   NetBSD can find its partition (bb_riscbsd) and some other goodies, that
   might be usefull (unixfs etc.)

   This archive ist still available in the NetBSD 1.3.2 distribution
   (NetBSD-1.3.2/arm32/installation/misc/loader.arc) - wich has been removed
   from some ftp-mirrors.

2. The installation instructions refer to "arm32/platform/prep" (in the
   "Preparing your System for NetBSD Installation" section).
   AFAIK this file has never been written.

1. Put the loader.arc back into the arm32/installation/misc subtree of this
   and  next releases.
2. Copy the preparation instructions from the old RiscBSD installation
   to "arm32/platform/prep" or a different file or write a new one from