Subject: Re: booting from raidframe doc
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: David Laight <>
List: netbsd-docs
Date: 11/06/2003 07:25:53
On Thu, Nov 06, 2003 at 12:09:49AM +0100, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> On Wed, 5 Nov 2003, David Laight wrote:
> > Do you want the guide to cover 1.6 of 2.0?
> > That info is all wrong for 2.0..... (and even for current).
> >
> > It may even be worth modifying sysinst to make the job easier?
> >
> > eg allow for the 64 sector raid header when partitioning the disk.
> > Maybe even write the raid description (raid1 with one copy!) to the
> > raid header.  Then it is just a matter of mirroring onto a second disk?
> Maybe you can tell what's wrong in the current version for -current/2.0,
> so that can be changed?

The most obvious one is that it talked about /usr/mdec/installboot.
However that procedure is just too complicated - There just has to be a
better way!

sysinst (and maybe some other progs) can, and should, help make this easier.

If you need a separate partition for the kernel then the layout needs to be:
	<kernel>		- not needed for some ports (eg i386)
	<other filesystems...>
Then it is just a 'simple' matter of putting the boot code and labels
in the correct places.


David Laight: