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Re: Trouble installing NetBSD 9.0 amd64

Hi Robert.

Yes I will be very interested in this script of yours so I can get NetBSD 9.0 installed and up and running. It has no previous versions on the hard drive just the wedges set up and the packages installed as mentioned on

I have modified that process as the package names have changed from $set.tgz to the current file extension (I forgot the current one but it's no longer .tgz in 9.0)

The install 9.0 USB image from the site is based on the current NetBSD 9.0 right?!?!

On Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 05:13:43 GMT+12, Robert Nestor <> wrote:

Been following your posts on your difficulties installing NetBSD on your system.  I’ve got a script that I developed before the Installer was updated to support installation on GPT wedges with UEFI booting.  It can install NetBSD installation files to either a BIOS or UEFI bootable system.  It works for me for systems from 8.x up thru today’s -current on my HP amd64 system.  I have also used it with a USB stick where I just copy it onto the USB stick and run it from there to do a complete installation.  If you’d like a copy of it to try just let me know.

BTW, if you’re trying to install a 9.0 or later system from a booted USB system that’s running 8.0 you might run into problems, especially with GPT partitions and trying to use the Installer.  NetBSD 9.x doesn’t have all the “knowledge” and files needed to correctly set up a bootable 9.0 or later system. You really need to copy the 9.0 USB bootable system onto your USB stick and use it instead.


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