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Re: pushing netbsd-5 (Was: bootloader)

On Wed, 21 Jan 2009, T. Makinen wrote:

On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 1:04 PM, David Brownlee <abs%netbsd.org@localhost> 
On Tue, 20 Jan 2009, David Ross wrote:

Maybe it's worth putting a note up in the news section here:


        Tuomo, would you be willing to write a few words on what has
        been fixed for the NetBSD/atari page? :)

       Would you say at this point the recommended way to install would
       be to copy the kernel & sets to a CD or HD and then boot/install
       from there?

I guess it's most straightforward way of installation now. Only glitch when
one is installing kernel & sets from Gemdos drive is that kernel filenames
exceed Gemdos 8 + 3 limitation (maybe we should think about renaming them ?).

        Does it just do a simple truncate?

                netbsd-ATARITT.gz       -> netbsd-A.gz
                netbsd-BOOT.gz          -> netbsd-B.gz
                netbsd-BOOTX.gz         -> netbsd-B.gz (conflict!)
                netbsd-FALCON.gz        -> netbsd-F.gz
                netbsd-HADES.gz         -> netbsd-H.gz
                netbsd-MILAN-ISAIDE.gz  -> netbsd-M.gz
                netbsd-MILAN-PCIIDE.gz  -> netbsd-M.gz (conflict!)

        All of the other ports call the kernels in binary/kernel
        'netbsd-*.gz' so it would be nice to be consistent.
        I suppose a cheap way to help it would be to rename them
        so they truncate to unique names, say:

                BOOTX           -> XBOOT
                MILAN-PCIIDE    -> MILAN
                MILAN->ISAIDE        -> ISAIDE-MILAN

        Not ideal, but a little better.

        Hmm, does anyone actually have a Milan or Hades to test? :)

                David/absolute       -- www.NetBSD.org: No hype required --

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