"Thomas Mueller" <mueller6724%bellsouth.net@localhost> writes: > On the present computer, I don't plan to build the whole NetBSD system > including all the sets but would want to compile a custom kernel, as I > already did for 5.1 RC3. You can install 5.1RC3 binaries, and then build from the netbsd-5 branch just a kernel. It's generally very safe to have a kernel from a stable branch hat is newer than the userland bits (from that same kernel branch). The reason this is ok is that a) netbsd is good about binary compat and b) abi/kernel-abi changes are basically not allowed on stable branches. > I have only 8 GB disk space for NetBSD 5.1 RC3, rest of hard drive is > shared between Linux (Slackware 13.0, 19 GB) and FreeBSD 8.1 (12 GB). > I see where I need a bigger hard drive as well as more RAM and faster > multicore AMD64 CPU. agreed; that will make playing with this more fun. even if you had a single 500 GB drive and a single 2+ GHz processor from the last 5 years and 1G of ram, you'd probably have enough not to be seriously annoyed.
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