Subject: Re: [2.0.2/i386] Install without sysinst : single-user mode? sysinst?
To: Sylvain Briole <>
From: Dan LaBell <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 06/29/2005 18:02:40
On Jun 28, 2005, at 11:27 AM, Sylvain Briole wrote:

> Hi Dan,
>>> I am also looking for informations about sysinst, in order to
>>> automatize my installations, e.g. how to track the commands given by 
>>> sysinst
>>> during an installation or what are the modified/created files (e.g. 
>>> to select
>>> a password encryption scheme, disklabels definitions, ...).
>> Run sysinst, then "Utilities" , then "Logging functions", then
>> "Logging" on, then
>> "Scripting" On",  this will produce a files sysinst.log and
> Thank you very much, it is exactly what I was looking for?
Well, not exactly, it is logging, and generally more logging is better. 
  However, is more log file in shell-pseudo-code-syntax, than 
a typescript, or a history file.

> I missed this possibility : is there anywhere a good documentation 
> about sysinst?
The source, I guess, but I don't think its necessary just realize where looks odd,
your shell instincts are probably closer to what to do -- it's not 
what's done verbatim.