Subject: Re: NetBSD 1.5.2 CD install over multiple disks
To: Eric Ekong <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: John Hawkinson <jhawk@MIT.EDU>
Date: 12/13/2001 11:57:53
Some clarification on this topic is in order, I think.
> > From: Eric Ekong <email@example.com>
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: NetBSD 1.5.2 CD install over multiple disks
> > Has anyone been able to successfully install NetBSD over a number of
> > disks? Here is my situation and my proposed setup.
It is the case that this is not supported by sysinst.
If you think this is a sufficiently common case, you could
submit a change-request PR asking for that functionality.
> > 3 Drives
> > Drive 1 Drive 2 Drive 3
> > ------- -------- -------
> > 3G / 30G /home 4G swap
> > 4G /usr
> > 3G /var
> > 9g /storage
> > During the install, the instructions tell me that I have the three disks
> > in my machine, but it only allows me to install on the one drive. I
I think you would be best off installing on drive 1 with no swap
partition and then adding in the swap later. Adding the /home partition
in should be trivial as well.
Wojciech Puchar <email@example.com> wrote on Wed, 12 Dec
2001 at 22:46:14 +0100 in
> don't use sysinst.
> doing everything manually is much easier.
While this is one opinion, I don't think it's the opinion of most people.
There's no real documentation on this, and it's really not recommended.
It may be useful in some situations, but I don't think "much easier"
is at all justified.
> anyway is there howto available for that?
> if no i could write it
NetBSD doesn't have "howto"s. It is best that documentation be in-tree.
It is sometimes acceptable to have out-of-tree documenation.