Subject: Re: install docs [was: Re: Im sorry but how do you get started]
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: None <>
List: port-cobalt
Date: 05/17/2001 17:23:17
Hubert Feyrer <<> wrote:

> Here's what I have:


> disklabel:


>#        size   offset     fstype   [fsize bsize cpg/sgs]

>  a:  6722352  1696464     4.2BSD     1024  8192    16   # (Cyl. 2992 - 14847)

>  c:  6722352  1696464     unused        0     0         # (Cyl. 2992 - 14847)

> > bsdqube# disklabel -r -R wd0 x

> > wd0: no disk label


> This command should do the trick. I can only imagine the filesystem type

> of the 'a' partition not being ffs is a problem. 

Actually, it turns out that partition 'c' needs to encompass any 4.2BSD
partitions.  I found some docs on that talks about 'c'
being the NetBSD 'slice', and 'd' being the whole disk.

The error below from running disklabel seems to point to it, but it asks
if you want to write outside the MBR partition, so I assumed it would if
you said 'y'.  Apparently, that code doesn't work, or wants 'yes' or 'Y'
or something and silently fails.

    NetBSD slice at 394128, partition C at 0

    Write outside MBR partition? [n]: y

So, I was able to label the disk, but now my netboot NFS server (a NeXT)
seems to be going intermitently out to lunch (at least as far as the
netbsd box is concerned).  The boot fails if I let the startup scripts
run 'dev_mkdb'.  I found a problem report where running that on a netbsd
netboot client used to crash netbsd nfs servers:

But it doesn't appear to have been resolved.  I've commented out the exec
of dev_mkdb, but I've still got NFS issues:

May 17 00:47:05 bsdqube su: robert to root on /dev/ttyp0

May 17 00:47:29 bsdqube inetd[359]: connection from,
service telnet (tcp)

May 17 01:38:35 bsdqube /netbsd: nfs server not responding

May 17 01:38:35 bsdqube /netbsd: nfs server is alive again

May 17 01:43:21 bsdqube /netbsd: nfs server not responding

May 17 01:51:33 bsdqube /netbsd: nfs server is alive again

May 17 01:57:14 bsdqube /netbsd: nfs server not responding

May 17 02:13:05 bsdqube /netbsd: nfs server not responding

I'm going to give up for awhile and order a netbsd CD to install on my
Mac on a  spare disk and use that to netboot my Cobalt Qube2 instead of
the NeXT.


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