Subject: install/16409: i386 default sysinst doesn't install a kernel
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From: None <kre@munnari.OZ.AU>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 04/19/2002 18:28:21
>Number:         16409
>Category:       install
>Synopsis:       i386 default sysinst doesn't install a kernel
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    install-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Apr 19 04:28:00 PDT 2002
>Originator:     Robert Elz
>Release:        NetBSD-current 2002-04-18
	Prince of Songkla University
System: NetBSD 1.5ZC NetBSD 1.5ZC (JADE) #1: Sun Mar 31 12:48:10 ICT 2002 i386
Architecture: i386

(This is the system that send-pr was run on...)

Machine: i386
	For -current sysinst (with the choice of kernels) all the
	kernels default to off.  That's no problem for a custom
	install (which most of us probably do), but for anyone who
	does one of the "standard" installs, they end up with a system,
	that has no /netbsd (nor any of the varians /boot knows) and
	which consequently cannot boot.
	Do a NetBSD-current full install, and select either "standard" or
	"standard with X" (not "custom").   Reach the end of the install,
	and reboot [aside: the "panic: init died" does not seem to be fixed
	yet - I'm pretty sure I made this after that was supposed to have
	been fixed].   The reboot will loop forever attempting to find
	/netbsd /onetbsd /netbsd.gz (etc), finding none of them.

	It also seemed as if it might be possible to select (and install)
	more than one kernel set (when  doing a custom install).  Since
	I assume they each produce /netbsd that would not be a good idea.
	sysinst needs to know there are alternatives, select only one
	(a niceish way to do that would be to allow only one set for each
	"base name" where the base name here is the part that precedes the
	last '-' in the anme).

	Change sysinst to enable one of the kernel sets by default
	(which one will depend upon which version of the boot floppy it
	is being installed on - on the "normal" ones, kern-GENERIC should
	be enabled, on the laptop floppies, a laptop kernel, on the tiny boot
	floppy, a "tiny generic" shoudl bethe default, etc...).