Subject: sysinst won't mount an ext2 file system?
To: netbsd-users <netbsd-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Art Lemasters <email@example.com>
Date: 04/13/2003 23:06:10
I used the install disks, boot1.fs and boot2.fs to boot
up and install NetBSD from a directory on a GNU/Linux drive.
In sysinst, to mount the Linux drive (wd0), I entered the
device as wd0, and then wd0f in the next try (just in case
it needed the partition designator). ext2 was entered as
the file system.
I entered the proper directory for the NetBSD install files
on the GNU/Linux drive.
sysinst told me that it couldn't mount the drive. I went
to the shell offered in sysinst and tried to manually mount
the GNU/Linux drive. ...no-go. I entered the proper drive
name as shown through dmesg then also tried the device as a
partition-specific one, namely wd0f. mount told me that
the device is not configured. MAKEDEV was shown in the /dev
directory, but it wasn't found.
...any ideas or answer?
Will I have to compile a kernel in Linux again to enable it
to mount a NetBSD system and copy the files to it that way?