Subject: Re: Q: Blind installation on DEC 3000 m300
To: Christian Lavoie <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/12/2002 22:49:48
On Tue, Mar 12, 2002 at 03:13:29PM -0500, Christian Lavoie wrote:
> The short story:
> 1) I cannot use sysconfig, I need to do it all manually. What has to be done? 
> (Available tools: A text editor.)

unpack the *.tgz files
cd dev
cd ../etc
vi rc.conf
vi fstab
#if not_in_rc_conf
vi myname
vi mygate

I think I didn't forget anything.

> 2) I need to add a user manually to a system. All I have access to is a text 
> editor. Not a fully working NetBSD system, just a linux nfs-server that hosts 
> the root for a diskless NetBSD, and I need to add a user on that NetBSD 
> system -- that NetBSD system is diskless, keyboardless and partially 
> monitorless.

Hum, not easy on a linux box, you need a working pwd_mkdb.
Can't you teack .rhosts/inetd, or sshd.conf to allow root login and to
the work from the diskless NetBSD ?
If you don't want to allow root access without passwd, setup a RSA key with

Manuel Bouyer <>