Subject: Re: Problem with sysinst (NetBSD-1.4.2)
From: Rakhesh Sasidharan <email@example.com>
Date: 09/14/2000 14:20:43
On Fri, 8 Sep 2000, David Brownlee wrote:
> That seems odd - I'm sure I have friends who have installed on
> large disks with 1.4.X. Can you try with a 1.5_ALPHA2 disk
> just in case.
> -- www.netbsd.org: A pmap for every occasion --
Yes, I too have 1.4.2 on my large disk. But as I said in my earlier mail,
I had to use the fdisk that was there in the boot disks to do that. I
couldn't accomplish that using sysinst.
> On Thu, 7 Sep 2000, Rakhesh Sasidharan wrote:
> > I just realized, sysinst of NetBSD-1.4.2 can't handle large disks.
> > I have a 17 gig hard-disk, and I was trying to install NetBSD in the last
> > 10 gigs. sysinst wouldn't let me do it. It would let me specify the
> > sizes and offsets, but would just display nothing after I say OK. I had
> > to then use fdisk and manually allocate the partition.
> > It's probably a know problem, but I'm saying just in case ... How come
> > nothing has been done so far abt it ?
> > Rakhesh