Subject: install/20261: sysinst assumes only a single installation per drive
To: None <>
From: Martin Husemann <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 02/09/2003 12:31:13
>Number:         20261
>Category:       install
>Synopsis:       sysinst assumes only a single installation per drive
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    install-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sun Feb 09 03:32:00 PST 2003
>Originator:     Martin Husemann
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6N
System: NetBSD 1.6N NetBSD 1.6N (PORTER) #0: Wed Feb 5 14:47:27 MET 2003 i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386

I tested my newly created bootable sparc64 CD.
It started sysinst and I selected "Upgrade".

On this machine I have sd0a with -current and sd0d with 1.6.1_RC1 on it.
My idea was to upgrade the 1.6.1_RC1 to -current.

But then everything went pretty fast....

 I found only one disk, sd0.  Therefore I assume you want to upgrade NetBSD on

 Hit enter to continue

 Running Command: /sbin/fsck_ffs /dev/rsd0a

 ** /dev/rsd0a
 ** File system is clean; not checking

and it proceeded to update the installation on /dev/sd0a.

If multiple FFS partitions are available, query for the root to upgrade (maybe
after checking if ${part}/etc exists).