Subject: Re: Q: Blind installation on DEC 3000 m300
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Christian Lavoie <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/12/2002 17:24:33
On Tuesday 12 March 2002 16:49, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> 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
> ./MAKEDEV all
> cd ../etc
> vi rc.conf
> vi fstab
> #if not_in_rc_conf
> vi myname
> vi mygate
> vi
> #endif

I've already done all that. See the content of rc.conf in the previous email. 
At that point, everything boots, but no network loads. If I start telnet 
manually it works, if I say inetd=YES (and uncomment the appropriate line in 
inetd.conf)  it doesn't. nmap'ing the host says that all ports are closed, 
even though I told inetd to start telnetd and ftpd.

Saying sshd=YES Doesn't help either.

Which brings me back to my original question, what can I do? =)

> 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
> ssh.

"A friend of mine used to say that talking to me as like an out-of-body 
experience: everything's normal then something, some detail, makes you feel 
like you've left reality behind."
        -- Christian Lavoie

Christian Lavoie,