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Re: NetBSD/amiga sysinst (Was: Video of NetBSD/amiga 10.0_BETA network install in real Amiga 1200)

On Mon, 27 Feb 2023 at 20:21, Frank Wille <frank%phoenix.owl.de@localhost> wrote:
> David Brownlee wrote:
> > ROOT. can be used as a device prefix in fstab to automatically refer
> > to the boot device, whether IDE, SCSI or similar, to avoid needing to
> > encode the boot device directly - e.g.:
> >
> > ROOT.a          /               ffs     rw,log 1 1
> > ROOT.b          none            swap    sw,dp
> I like that! It would have helped me a lot, when adding another disk to the
> SCSI tower on my A3000. ;)
> Although, shouldn't it be called "BOOT." instead of "ROOT."?

It is derived from what is mounted as the root filesystem (which can
be completely unrelated to the location from which the kernel was
booted :)

It's definitely quite helpful when adding disks or moving disks
between machines. For systems using GPT partitioning you can use named
wedges with
NAME=myroot /               ffs     rw,log 1 1
but you would have to be really quite perverse to setup a NetBSD/amiga
system like that (and also likely need to wire in some more MI code
into sys/arch/amiga :)


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