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Re: kern/49217: "installboot" fails under NetBSD/amd64

The following reply was made to PR kern/49217; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Robert Elz <kre%munnari.OZ.AU@localhost>
Subject: Re: kern/49217: "installboot" fails under NetBSD/amd64
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:25:14 +0700

     Date:        Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:00:01 +0000 (UTC)
     Message-ID:  <>
   |    tron@lyssa:~#installboot -v /dev/rwd0a /usr/mdec/bootxx_ffsv1
   |    installboot: Opening file system `/dev/rwd0a' read-write: Device busy
   | >How-To-Repeat:
   | Read installboot(1) and follow the instructions for installing the 
 When you read the instructions you're supposed to recognise that the
 examples are just that, examples, and not intended to be taken literally
 in all circumstances.   In current (for now anyway, it is likely to
 change back soon, it seems) as Martin told you, the old device names no
 longer work, anywhere, as part of the user interface - you need to use the
 appropriate wedge name instead.  Everywhere.  Installboot is just one
 place where that is true.
 Perhaps installboot(8) could have an extra example added to show how
 to installboot onto a wedge, but since the difference is just to replace
 wd0a with dkN (for some integer N) (just as you would have to replace wd0a
 with wd1a, or sd0a, or something else in appropriate circumstances) I'm
 not sure even that is required.
 This PR should close, there is no installboot or kernel bug here.

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