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Re: install/41849: install from old cd
The following reply was made to PR install/41849; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Peter <necedemalis%gmail.com@localhost>
Subject: Re: install/41849: install from old cd
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2009 19:07:34 -0400
Well, I really don't care whether you add a paragraph about it or not.
But I did install netbsd several times with a 1.5 cd which I bought
way back when I had money, and I could not do this with floppies. You
go through 50 of them, 10 won't read, 20 won't write, and the rest
fail after one use. Really, there's nothing that that's complicated
about an install cd, the scripts partition the disk and extract the
sets. If you do an ftp install then its basically the same thing.
On Sun, Aug 16, 2009 at 1:35 AM, David
> The following reply was made to PR install/41849; it has been noted by GN=
> From: David Holland <dholland-bugs%netbsd.org@localhost>
> To: gnats-bugs%NetBSD.org@localhost
> Subject: Re: install/41849: install from old cd
> Date: Sun, 16 Aug 2009 05:34:01 +0000
> =A0On Sat, Aug 08, 2009 at 10:15:00PM +0000,
> petervanbohning%gmail.com@localhost wr=
> =A0> If you use an old netbsd CD because you have no money to buy a new
> =A0> one and no cd burner and no money to buy a cd burner, then ftp
> =A0> fails because the new directory does not have kern.tgz but
> =A0> kern-GENERIC.tgz and kern-GENERIC.MP.tgz. =A0In addition, of course,
> =A0> it behooves one to change the ftp directory to NetBSD-5.0.1 instead
> =A0> of NetBSD-1.5 or whatever.
> =A0> It would be nice if a very small blurb was added about this
> =A0> somewhere in some docs. =A0Like "Installing from a pre-version-X CD"=
> =A0Why not download the install boot image (which isn't large) and put it
> =A0on a usb stick (or floppies, if the hardware is too old to boot from
> =A0If you really really need to use the 1.5 installer you're probably
> =A0better off installing 1.5 from the CD you have and then updating the
> =A0machine from source.
> =A0Using a very old installer with a new binary distribution is not
> =A0supported and really can't be expected to work. :-/
> =A0David A. Holland
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