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Re: netbsd-5 install from unmounted gemdos filesystem

On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 6:07 PM, David Brownlee <abs%netbsd.org@localhost> wrote:
> On Tue, 3 Feb 2009, T. Makinen wrote:
>        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...

I tried with your new sysinst.fs; now gemdos filesystem is mounted
correctly and installer finds 8.3 truncated files :)

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

Hmm, I never tried it... Not sure if it's really needed anymore.


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