Thanks for the reply, Alex
Am 10.03.2014 00:20, schrieb Alexander Bochmann:
...on Sun, Mar 09, 2014 at 10:44:47PM +0100, Stefan Niestegge wrote:
> > There are six atari floppy images to be found in the
> > atari/installation/floppies subdirectory of the NetBSD 6.1.2
> > tion.
> This directory does not exist any more. I guess the directory
> atari/installation/miniroot contains what i need.
It's been quite some time since I installed NetBSD from scratch on my
Atari TT the last time, but I don't remember using installation disks...
I think I had a harddisk prepared with three partitions, one small GEMDOS
to hold the tools and installation sets, one for NetBSD, and another
one for swap. Even though I have enough RAM, I used the file2swp method
to copy sysinst.fs to the swap partition - in the install docs, that part
...and then using the swap partition with sysinst.fs as root device.
I am going to try this, then.
> When i boot the kernel, it ask me for root device. I tried md0a
> but nothing worked.
That should work too - although from the docs, with the 1.44MB sysinst
you'll have to use "md2a" - guess there is some magic to automatically
installer floppy image into a matching RAM disk depending on the
I get a floppydrive timeout or a recalibration error displayed.
i read in the mailinglist that the md2a approach is broken, and fd0a
should be used instead. There was a patch suggested, too
Did the kernel say anything about detecting your floppy drive? You
fine then... On the TT it's something like:
> fdc0 at mainbus0
> fd0 at fdc0: 1.44MB 80 cyl, 2 head, 18 sec
(That's copied from an old dmesg, but I don't think the message has
Yes, i get these info, too.
Thanks so far,