Subject: install/17522: install (sysinst) fails in 20020627-1.6B snapshot
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 07/08/2002 10:42:42
>Number:         17522
>Category:       install
>Synopsis:       install (sysinst) fails in 20020627-1.6B snapshot
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    install-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Jul 08 10:43:00 PDT 2002
>Originator:     John Refling
>Release:        1.6B
sparc 10
after an install of 1.6B the system is unbootable, complaining that
it cannot fint netbsd, netbsd.gz, vmunix, etc....
I am doing a new install (not an upgrade).
I use a custom partition layout, 1949 MB in /, and 100 MB in swap.
I extract all the sets (full) [I use the x*tgz files from 152.]
Along the way I get the message "all selected distribution sets extracted successfully"
Later I get the message "new root filesystem failed a basic sanity check"
If I exit the install system and "mount /dev/sd0a on /mnt", and do an
ls on /mnt, netbsd is a symbolic link to netbsd.GENERIC which does not

mount /dev/sd0a /mnt
cd /mnt
pax -zrpe -f /kern-GENERIC.tgz [or where ever this distfile is]

this will make it boot correctly