Subject: Re: sysinst translations needed
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: David Laight <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/04/2006 21:13:19
On Mon, Sep 04, 2006 at 03:19:43PM +0200, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> See that sysinst compiles.

$ cd /usr/src/distrib/utils/sysinst
$ nbmake-arch
$ ALL_MACHINES= nbmake-arch
will build all the versions of sysinst for the target architecture.

> For testing, use vnconfig to setup vnd0, and when you run sysinst, it will 
> offer you installation on vnd0. Do that to go through all the screens and 
> all the possibilities to see if there is something wrong with the text
> or formatting.

Although 'cross installs' don't actually work, the initial menus for many
architecrures can safely be run on the build system.
Don't run as root! but if you are in group wheel you should have access to
read the disk in order to obtain the geometry (etc).
Running 'sysinst -D' will stop it aborting when it fails to unconfigure swap
(you need it to fail that on permissions).


David Laight: