Subject: NetBSD floppy installation defects
To: None <>
From: Ognyan Kulev <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/23/2004 17:55:35

I tryed to install NetBSD/i386 2.0 only with floppies.  So I selected 
kern-GENERIC, base and etc, intending to continue somewhat with PPP.

The problems started when I started transferring kern-GENERIC.  I made the 
mistake to split and transfer netbsd-GENERIC.gz.  Of course, untarring failed. 
I became aware of my mistake and I have transferred kern-GENERIC.tgz.  But 
untarring failed again!  After more time of trying, I understood that 
kern-GENERIC.tgz in /targetroot/usr/INSTALL is not truncated before transferring 
the split tar.

So this is the first problem -- I think that before getting split parts and 
concatenating them, the tgz should be truncated.  Why it isn't so?

The second problem is that after kern-GENERIC is untarred, there is no option to 
get base.aa and others!

Should I file PR for these two?