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Re: Installing netbsd on another drive using existing installation

On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 01:01:52PM +0100, Martin Husemann wrote:
|On Thu, Nov 17, 2011 at 10:59:07PM +1100, Malcolm Herbert wrote:
|> ... why can't the installation floppy filesystem be vnconfig'ed,
|> mounted and then chrooted into directly to start sysinst? not tried
|> it myself, but should probably work ... everything else could be left
|> to sysinst to handle and it should have the correct environment to
|> work in (including /dev directory)

was thinking of something like the following:

# vnconfig vnd0 /data/dist/netbsd/NetBSD/iso/5.1/i386cd-5.1.iso
# mount -t cd9660 /dev/vnd0a /mnt/vnd0
# vnconfig -r vnd1 /mnt/vnd0/i386/installation/floppy/boot-big.fs
( can't recall the magic to correctly mount the floppy image, sorry )
# chroot /mnt/vnd1
# ./sysinst

|The /dev is created by init on a tmpfs, so you have to handle that part
|manually when using chroot.

OK, fair enough ... how does one do that bit?

Malcolm Herbert                                This brain intentionally                                                left 

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