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Re: sysinst and gpt
On 18 Jan 2012 at 6:24, Thomas Mueller wrote:
> > > Another thing is inability to go into X with the
> generic kernel.
> from David Lord"
> What are the errors? Have you configured X correctly?
> > Have you tried any of the NetBSD from CD? I use boot
> > from CD as a last resort but it's several years since
> > I needed to.
> No error messages! X doesn't get that far!
> On the old computer, I just get a dark screen, can't do anything but hit
> reset. Caps Lock key does not light up the LED.
First off have you checked the ram and hard disk are ok?
I use memtest86 and the diagnostics program from the
drive manufacturers. Both memtest86 and memtester are in
pkgsrc/sysutils. I usually run memory tests overnight or
until at least one complete pass if longer.
I'd then download and burn a NetBSD desktop cd as both
those I've tried have worked on my pcs but not recently.
Google for NetBSD+live-cd or similar.
When I've configured X it's been from a release without
built-in X, ie modular-Xorg from pkgsrc. Lack of speed
is the main problem due to minimal support for graphics
> I guess, if I want to compile something for the old
computer that way, I'm limited by the RAM, 256 MB, on
the old computer?
256MB ram shouldn't stop you building src or a release
and many packages should build ok. I don't know how you
will obtain the src and distfiles unless you have access
to an internet connected system. Prebuilt packages can
be downloaded from NetBSD.org or mirrors.
> Downside is that both computers remain tied down for
the duration of the compile.
What do you mean by "tied down"? When I'm building a
release and/or from pkgsrc the pcs are still usable.
> I guess I could use NFS? I don't really know how to
set that up, have never tried before, need to check
/var/spool/output/lpd -maproot=root -network 192.168.123/24
/home -aalldirs -maproot=root -network 192.168.123/24
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