Subject: Re: How to install to a Laptop
To: Lukas Ruf <>
From: Guenther Grau <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 02/03/1999 20:43:48
Lukas Ruf wrote:
> I own a Laptop with a Floppy, a HD (IDE), a PCMCIA-Network Card and
> would like to install NetBSD on this machine. On the other hand I run a
> PC with Linux/FreeBSD and can share a mounted CD-ROM to other computers
> in my network. I retrieved an ftp-copy of the NetBSD 1.3.?-Release.
> My question:
> Has anyone got experience with the same problem, how to install NetBSD
> on a Laptop without a local CD-ROM Drive and could share his experience
> with me to get NetBSD running on the Laptop ?
> I need to know how I could run a NetBSD installation either via FTP/NFS
> or from CD-ROM without a floppy (only one slot for floppy or CD-ROM is
> available simultaneously).

tells you about the general way to install NetBSd on your computer.
I'd recommend you create a bootdisk for your laptop and boot into
"sysinst", the installation program. After that choose ftp or
NFS install and setup the ip information. Then setup any other
machine on the net as either ftp- or NFS-server and install from there.

If this doesn't work for you, please tell us exactly what you did
up to this point and what the ouput of sysinst was.