Subject: port-arm32/8342: Files missing for a 1.4/1.4.1 install on a RISC PC
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <Thilo.Manske@HEH.Uni-Oldenburg.DE>
Date: 09/07/1999 11:21:23
>Synopsis: Files missing for a 1.4/1.4.1 install on a RISC PC
>Responsible: port-arm32-maintainer (NetBSD/arm32 Portmaster)
>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