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RE: a few questions
> Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2012 22:45:12 +0200
> From: gnrp%komkon2.de@localhost
> To: rwobben%hotmail.com@localhost; netbsd-users%netbsd.org@localhost
> Subject: Re: a few questions
> > 1) What is the best way to use a 100G partition for NetBSD.
> > The partition is now used by FreeBSD.
> concerning partitioning, you can do the same as you did with FreeBSD.
> Personally, I like to have a separate partition for /usr or /usr/pkgsrc
> (NetBSD's equivalent to /usr/ports) because there is a large number of small
> files that take up vnodes. The same way you usualle have /usr/pkg instead
> of /usr/local for additional packages.
> Anyway, the final partitioning is up to the computer's usage. For a private
> computer, I'd always reserve a great bunch for home (encrypted), if you're on
> a server, you might want to give /var/log more space, etc.
I use it for a private computer and on FreeBSD I had the choice of making a
standard parition scheme.
I do not see that on the pictures of NetBSD.
> > 2) Which bootloader has NetBSD. I need that info for discovering if I can
> > use EasyBCD for multibooting.
> NetBSD has its own bootloader, as does FreeBSD. Afaik grub (and grub2?) can
> boot NetBSD as well, there were a few threads on this mailing list a few
> months ago about this.
Thanks. I know Easybcd can boot from Grub and Grub2.
> > 3) Can I install KDE only by packages and not by sources. I have a slow
> > machine so installing KDE by sources costs me 8 a 9 hours.
> I would consider this a rather fast machine...
> Anyway, have a look at pkgtools/pkgin. Its usage is similar to apt-get, or
> pkgng if you're a FreeBSD user (afaik, pkgng was derived from pkgin).
> If you want to do it 'bare', have a look at this section in the guide:
> If you install a 6.0 BETA, you will be offered to install pkgin right from
> the installer.
Thanks for the info. I will read it and wait till 6.0 is ready. I think with my
none exesting experience of NetBSD it's not wise to install a beta version.
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