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Re: sysinst and gpt

"Thomas Mueller" wrote:
> from, my last message:
> > I feel I need to build NetBSD from source because the binary distribution 
> > doesn't work.
> > Also there are some things wrong with the included X, one being ability to 
> > copy and paste only a small amount of lines at one time.
> > Another thing is inability to go into X with the generic kernel.
> > Of course, getting a working NetBSD by building from source is a doubtful 
> > proposition.
> My older computer, dating to July 2001, has 256 MB RAM, Gigabyte GA-7DXR 
> motherboard, too slow and not enough hard-disk space to build NetBSD or 
> FreeBSD from source.  

Lack of space not a problem if you leave both machines running.

I've used NFS [+AMD] for >= a decade to build many machines that
don't have enough disc.  To build all of /usr/src, + many /usr/ports/
that I wanted.  OK, so it take time, but it works.  That's on many
old versions of FreeBSD back to at least 4.11 that I can still do it
for, machines with as little as 486 33MHz 32M or less, far less than yours, eg
(Though I also cross compile binary packages on faster hosts for
speed, I have also native compiled to verify the target host ( a
scanner with inbuilt BSD) has a complete set of libs & incs & tools
before delivery to customers.

I even recall way back, doing some makes using NFS across
a SLIP (serial IP) based connection with a FreeBSD i486 providing
file space for my NetBSD pc532 compiler.
No not all src/ over SLIP, just some bits. NFS + SLIP is _slow_

> the screen goes blank and does not come back on mouse or keyboard action;
> I can also type "shutdown -r now" in the dark

Always tricky typing blind. Easier to install a LAN & from live screen
        rlogin old_pc
        ps -laxww
        cd /var/log ; more Xorg.0.log xdm.log
Good luck.

Julian Stacey, BSD Unix Linux C Sys Eng Consultants Munich
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