Subject: Re: 1.5 netbsd installation on 4mb RAM machine
To: Karim Forsthofer <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 08/02/2005 04:42:09
In message <>, "Karim Forsthof
er" writes:
>> On Sun, Jul 31, 2005 at 09:34:07PM +0800, Karim Forsthofer wrote:
>> > Now I cannot find slattach program after loading the bootdisk into RAM.
>> > Where did the developers from the good old days put it?  It should be
>> > shipped with the floppy, shouldn`t it? Without slattach, I have no idea
>> > how to setup a nullmodem connection between my main machine and the
>> > notebook.
>> The install disks contain only what is strictly needed by sysinst (for a
>> "normal" installation), to keep 'em small.  Try to untar the base.tgz set
>> on another machine, and fetch it (and the necessary libraries) to your
>> notebook with ftp.
>he he... that`s the problem, no ftp, telnet, slip, plib possible without slatt
>ach deamon. But I found it. They put only on the rescue disk for this version.
> I also found out that slattach on the 1.5 does not work.Slattach seems to be 
>the only program in /sbin /bin that does not respond when you try to execute i
>t. that`s bad luck.
>I tried out NetBSD 1.4 and it`s avaliable (and working) on the normal tiny-boo
>t floppy. No problem with this one. So I will go one with 1.4

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