Subject: Re: serial installation failed
To: None <>
From: Mike Long <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 02/12/1997 13:59:14
>Date: Wed, 12 Feb 1997 03:57:34 +0100
>From: Hubert Feyrer <>

>i've tried (in vain) installing 1.2 on a i386 system from another machine
>running 1.2/i386 via a serial connection between the two machines. Connecting
>the two machines with a crossed cable always gave me hangs on the serial ports,
>at least i have that impression when echo'ing to /dev/tty00 and cat'ing from
>/dev/tty00. slattach didn't say anything, too. Marking one line as local (in
>/etc/ttys) didn't help. I used 1.2 boot/install disks on the new machine.

Does your null modem cable connect DCD <-> DTR?  If not, you should
try 'softcar' instead of 'local'.

>Another thing i didn't get to work was tip on the install floppy. it always
>seems to look for a phone number in /etc/systems or so, which of course isn't
>there on the floppy. Is this behaviour intended? Should i send-pr it?

There should probably be a copy of /etc/remote on the floppy.
Mike Long <>     <URL:>
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