Subject: Re: FTP-install using PPP 56K connection?
To: Thomas Mueller <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-users
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.