Subject: Re: New try to install NetBSD on my TT
To: Benjamin Lorenz <email@example.com>
From: Absolute(Zero) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/13/1997 23:47:37
> I want to start a new try to install NetBSD on my atari TT.
> So here come a few questions/problems which should be solved
> before starting:
> - My floppy is somehow broken (might be the floppy controller, but I am
> not sure. Therefore I need some advice how to install from
> a TOS partition and a ram disk, but _without_ floppy.
How can you get information into the machine via TOS? Kermit?
> - Is it possible to read sun labeled MO disks under NetBSD/Atari?
> This would be _very_ fine, because then I could untar all the
> install archives under SunOS (4.1.3_U1) onto a 230MD MO medium and
> boot from it under NetBSD.
'probably' - but if not you should be able to tar the archives
onto the disk as if it were a tape, then untar at the other
end (Assuming you have at least some level of NetBSD on the TT
by that point)
> - I can't find a recent loadbsd.ttp program?! In the tools directory
> there's only a rawwrite, but no loadbsd??
Its probably on the boot-12.fs floppy. If you have access to
a PC (or root on a sun) you should be able to rawrite the
floppy image to a floppy then mount it as a DOS disk and copy
the binaries off).
Actually, the best option might be to find some friendly
NetBSD/atari user who would be willing to tar & compress
an entire (small!) disk image which you could then download
and write to the disk on the Sun, then boot on the TT.