Subject: Re: NetBSD 1.5.2 CD install over multiple disks
To: Aaron J. Grier <>
From: Christoph Kaegi <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/13/2001 07:33:55
On 2001.12.12 10:35, Aaron J. Grier wrote:

> > SO what would one use then for an initial install of NetBSD?
> boot to a shell (CD, floppy, netboot, tape)
> disklabel (for each drive, don't forget bootblocks on boot device)
> newfs (for each partition)
> lather, rinse, and repeat for all disks
> mount all partitions
> extract the NetBSD sets with pax or tar
> you can go ahead and configure rc.conf and fstab on the new /etc if you
> like, or put it off until the next reboot.  (you'll get thrown into
> single-user mode if you don't do this.)
> once you've got one NetBSD machine set up, it's easy to infect^Winstall
> others.

Also, don't forget to make the device files: 

 (cd /yourmountpoint/dev; MAKEDEV all)

What about documenting the procedure in the NetBSD Guide?

The sysinst install is already very well documented.


Christoph Kaegi