Subject: Re: NetBSD 1.6 for Alpha - installation problem
To: None <email@example.com>
From: =?iso-8859-1?q?t-k.gopalakrishnan?= <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/02/2004 13:56:17
--- gopalakrishnan thazhathe-kalathil <email@example.com> wrote: > Hi there
> I created a bootable CD (burn image) from NetBSD
> version 1.6 alpha ISO file 'alphacd.iso' using nero
> verion 5 running under Windows XP. The procedure
> finished successfully which labelled the CD
> 'NetBSD 1.6 Alpha'and created the following
> structure (as seen under Windows XP):
> I am able to boot NetBSD on my AlphaStation 200 4/166
> but the installation is not completely successful
> After choosing optin a: (Install NetBSD to hard disk)
> and choosing Full installation, when it comes to the
> step of unpacking the distribution file sets, it
> started reporting errors that it can't find 'etc.tgz'.
> When I just tries to 'ignore and continue', it did not
> find the next file 'base.tgz' and so on. It did spell
> out the directory /alpha/binary/sets/ where it was
> for these files.
> In one of my several repeat attempts when I
> entered a wrong directory, install reported it could
> find 'netbsd-GENERIC.gz' which means it was able to
> this until then.
> I suspect there is something wrong with the structure
> created as I read in NetBSD web dialogues that
> CD may not be totally iso9660 compliant...?
> Can somebody help ...please
It would not work; but I have got around it.
The problem is the alpha can not mount the
CD in the external SCSI CD drive (after the
initial boot ) though it can boot from it!
(this problem has been reported in several
messages though no solution/workaround
The funny thing is that the sams procedure
with the same external SCSI CD drive works
on my VAXstation 3100 all the way! (with
vaxcd.iso unpacked on a CD as above)!
So I 'cp'd the above Alpha CD to a hard
drive on the VAX and used the hard drive
on the Alpha (after doing a floppy
boot) to get rest of the files in the kit.
...until I hit the "UID 0 comm sysinst
on /: file system full" error ..which
is the subject for a separate e-mail...
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