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Re: netbsd-5 install from unmounted gemdos filesystem

Ok, just tried this.  I get:

So I think that /dev/sd1 is not what I want. I tried sd1a, sd1c and I think rsd1c and got different error messages but no success.

(The sets are located on the SCSI disk with ID 1. It's gemdos and they live in c:\gemdos\sets. In the menu system I set the base dir to "gemdos" and the path to "/sets".)

David Ross

----- Original Message ----- From: "David Brownlee" <abs%NetBSD.org@localhost>
To: "T. Makinen" <tjamaloo%gmail.com@localhost>
Cc: <dross%pobox.com@localhost>; <f.g.lukas%web.de@localhost>; 
Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 2009 8:07 AM
Subject: Re: netbsd-5 install from unmounted gemdos filesystem

On Tue, 3 Feb 2009, T. Makinen wrote:

On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 11:19 PM, David Brownlee <abs%netbsd.org@localhost> 
       I've built a test netbsd-5 atari distribution with a patch to
       allow installing sets from an unmounted gemdos filesystem (just
       enter 'gemdos' as the filesystem type).

       Is anyone able to test this - if I get a positive report soon
       enough we may be able to get this into netbsd-5! :)


I just tried with your FALCON kernel and sysinst.fs.gz (hmm, did I miss
something?), but after installer tries to execute
"/sbin/mount -rt gemdos /dev/wd0f /mnt2" it throws following error message:
mount: mount_gemdos not found for /mnt2

Another nice thing for installer would be check that if it can't find e.g.
netbsd-FALCON.gz kernel it could try netbsd-f.gz (gemdos 8 + 3). :)

 http://mono.org/abs/atari-gemdos2/ contain an updated
 version which should correctly mount gemdos filesystems
 *and* look for 8.3 truncated files if it cannot find a full
 filename (we really need to rename at least one of the
 MILAN kernels)

 If you have already downloaded the sets then you can just
 grab sysinst.fs.gz, though everything has been rebuilt and
 picked up a bunch of post netbsd-5.0_RC1 fixes :)

 As an general aside for speeding up testing installs, you
 should be able to install just using the kernel and
 sysinst.fs.gz, telling it to download all the sets from
 http://mono.org/abs/atari-gemdos2/ or similar, though thats
 obviously not relevant in this case...

 Final question: Does prepare.fs.gz *do* anything that
 sysinst.fs.gz doesn't anymore? Disk partitioning / labelling
 / anything?

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

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