Subject: Re: installing 1.6 from a CD on a two-disk system?
To: Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 09/19/2002 16:30:38
In message <20020919202502.GA767@antioche.eu.org>, Manuel Bouyer writes:
>On Wed, Sep 18, 2002 at 01:01:45PM -0400, Steve Bellovin wrote:
>> After upgrading one of my machines to 1.6, I burned a CD, per the
>> instructions at http://www.netbsd.org/Documentation/bootcd.html#i386image
>> I tried using that CD on a system with two SCSI disks and a SCSI CD-ROM.
>> It detected sd0 and sd1, and asked if I wanted to upgrade sd0. I
>> agreed, at which point it tried to fsck /dev/rsd1a. I don't know why
>> it was doing anything with sd1a... fsck asked if the disk should be
>Probably because you have sd1 in your fstab. In upgrade mode, sysinst
>will read the existing fstab.
I don't think that's the whole explanation. For one thing, the file
system was clean; for another, I couldn't proceed after the fsck.
Per a later post of mine, I had the same experience on a one-disk
system. And it all just worked when I booted from floppies.
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.research.att.com/~smb (me)
http://www.wilyhacker.com ("Firewalls" book)