Subject: Re: raided1 root / installboot drives me mad
To: sp4rc <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 08/09/2005 11:56:30
sp4rc wrote:

> Hello list,
> i am getting mad trying to installing netbsd 2.0.2 using a raided1 root
> on as1200. So far I came to point 16.3.9
> (
> the quide says to install the boot loader on sda1 using the following
> command:
> # /usr/sbin/installboot -v /dev/rsd1a /usr/mdec/bootblk
> as i am installing on an alpha system and not sparc64, bootblk doesn't
> exist, so i tried /usr/mdec/boot.

For alpha, you want to use /usr/mdec/bootxx_ffs with installboot, and
also copy /usr/mdec/boot to /boot.  bootxx_ffs will be loaded by SRM,
then that loads /boot and /boot finally loads the kernel itself.

Simon Burge                            <>
NetBSD Support and Service: