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Re: install/48596 (broken byte binary sets in macppc iso image)

The following reply was made to PR install/48596; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: install/48596 (broken byte binary sets in macppc iso image)
Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2014 05:23:15 +0000

 On Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 02:40:00PM +0000, James Chang wrote:
  >  I have been fighting for the CD-ROM problem for quite some time now.
  >  The good news is that my installation problem is caused by a broken
  >  optical drive;
  >  the bad news is that I can no longer replicate the problem without
  >  that drive (definitely dead now).
 In that case most likely if you get a new drive you won't see the
 problem any more anyway...
  >  The broken optical drive is the superdrive that came with Mac mini G4,
  >  and I don't have
  >  any spare drive that can fit the 50-pins PATA interface. I did try to
  >  workaround this issue:
  >  (1). Using a USB external optical drive, successfully boot into
  >  installer from CD-ROM, but
  >      failed to mount that CD-ROM in installer or shell. The uhidv is
  >  not configured for the drive.
  >  (2). Copy the iso image into /tmp directory, but fail to mount the iso.
  >  Any suggestion? Is it possible to simulate the installation process in
  >  a working NetBSD environment?
 All you really need to do is newfs the volume you want to install on
 and then untar the set files. Just remember to use -p when untarring.
 Edit /etc/rc.conf afterwards (check the rest of /etc too, I think you
 need to edit fstab and one or two other things) and don't forget to
 set the root password.
 One of these days we'll get the installer set up so it can install
 chroots for you, but it's not there yet.
 David A. Holland

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