Subject: Re: Atari installation
To: Peter Slegg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Leo Weppelman <email@example.com>
Date: 02/18/2003 07:45:35
On Sun, Feb 16, 2003 at 01:07:11PM +0200, Peter Slegg wrote:
> I now have the rawwrite.ttp from 1.5 so I formatted a couple of 1.44 Mb
> floppies and unpacked the milan_pci gz archive. Next I dragged
> milan_pciboot.fs onto rawwrite.ttp (this is GEM after all) a console
> opens and it says ": Format error".
While the documentation might not be perfect, the following paragraph
pasted from the install documentation describes an alternative method for
the "dragging" did:
If you are using TOS to make the floppies, grab the rawwrite utility
from the atari/utils directory and issue the command:
This will create the boot-floppy on the floppy in drive a. The floppies
should be pre-formatted on 720 KB / 1.44 MB for both the dd and rawwrite
commands to work. Pre-formatting can be best done using the desktop
format command. Some other utilities seem to be giving problems.
Since the 1.3 release, it is also possible to use HD-floppies. You
should than use the floppy device /dev/rfd0c or add the -H flag to
So, I think you should be doing something like:
rawwrite -H milan_pciboot.fs
> Wouldn't it be easier to put the necessary install files in the distribution
> rather than the .fs compressed disk image ?
They should have been. But something went terribly wrong in finalizing the
> Also, reading the install docs I can't work out if I need to partition
> the HD myself before creating the floppies or whether the installation does
> it when I run the stuff on the installation floppy.
You can do both. NetBSD can be installed on:
- a disk with existing TOS/GEM partitions
- a fresh disk and creating a TOS/GEM compatible partition sceme
- a fresh disk and creating a NetBSD only partition sceme