Subject: Re: FTP-install using PPP 56K connection?
To: Thomas Mueller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>
Date: 01/04/2001 12:51:10
On Thu, Jan 04, 2001 at 02:57:10AM -0500, Thomas Mueller wrote:
> Is there any way to FTP-install NetBSD using a 56K modem connection? I guess it
Not really, although it should be possible to build custom boot froppies
to do it.
> would first be necessary to download the generic or installation kernel, and
> some other stuff to enable the Internet access, but what? This might not be
> i386-specific, but trying to DOSBOOT the generic kernel, too big for 1.44 MB
> diskette, is i386-specific. I have Texel, now Plextor, 2X CD-ROM on Trantor
> T130B SCSI, apparently not supported by installation kernel, and precious little
> DOS-compatible (FAT16) hard disk space, except for external Iomega Zip 250 which
> is on the same SCSI.
You can install from the ZIP then.
> Can NetBSD read Linux file system (ext2fs) from installation or generic kernel?
yes, but I think you need to mount it by hand first.
Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI. Manuel.Bouyer@lip6.fr