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Re: How to netboot NetBSD-5/i386

On Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 1:49 PM, Martijn van Buul <> 
> [I seem to have botched up this mail, so I'm resending. apologies for that]
> Hi
> It used to be so simple - if you have a system that will netboot, all you
> need to do to install NetBSD is feed it the INSTALL kernel via a PXE boot,
> and life is well.
> Sadly, with the new bootstrap procedure in netbsd-5, this is no longer the
> case. There is no INSTALL kernel anymore, it's just a GENERIC kernel with a
> kernel module loaded afterwards, and try as I might, I haven't been able to
> make this work over PXE.
> So, how does netbooting an installation kernel work these days? I want to
> install NetBSD on my netbook;
> suggests to netboot, but this seems to be no longer applicable. I don't have
> a USB CD-ROM drive to my disposal, and I wasn't planning on buying one just
> to in stall NetBSD ;) I do have a spare USB key, but that seems to be an
> even bigger can of worms. Any suggestions?

I just built sets and pxe booted an install for 5.99.x on my netbook.
What problem are you having?

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