Subject: Re: install.txt/SRM-ARC & XL266
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ross Harvey <email@example.com>
Date: 08/13/1999 10:27:02
> Links from the list of suported models in
> http://www.netbsd.org/Ports/alpha/index.html to the corresponding
> detailed section in http://www.netbsd.org/Ports/alpha/models.html
> would be helpful.
> Missing links would also remind us that we have work to do. Which
> remindes me. I promised to make a first pass at one for the Miata...
You might want to mail suggestions on the web site to `firstname.lastname@example.org',
or, if possible, send them or me some diff -u patches.
> Since the subject of this message starts with install.txt, here are
> a few comments...
> I'd rate install.txt as OK but not great.
> install.txt is over 100K bytes. It's hard to find things, especially
> if you don't know what you are looking for (yet). But I'd rather
> have too much than too little.
> I managed to install NetBSD on an Alpha without much help. I started
> without knowing much about NetBSD. It took a few days once I got
> I printed out install.txt and marked things up with red ink.
> In the process of doing my first install, I made a checklist. Mostly
> it is just a list of steps so I don't forget anything. But it also
> contains various notes, URLs, and chunks that are handy to cut/paste.
> Anytime I had to search for something, I added a note when I found
> it. Anytime I discovered something neat or how to work around a
> bug/glitch I added another note.
> The install-from-scratch section is most of a printed page. That
> just gets the generic kernel going on a bare system. I've got another
> half page of notes about how to set things up and make the system
> useful - mostly about configuring other network cards.
> The kernel building section is a half page with another half page
> on configuring things.
> Does anybody else have a similar set of notes/checklists or is everybody
> reading this a wizard?
> A checklist with lots of links into install.txt might be helpful
> to first timers.
I don't suppose we have any volunteers to work on install notes?
(And has hell frozen over?) If someone does want to create some
diffs, this is important: please do them against NetBSD-current,
not 1.4 or 1.4.1. They live in src/distrib/notes.