Subject: Re: how to install netbsd on a cube (newbie)
To: Matthew Luckie <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ted Unangst <email@example.com>
Date: 12/21/2001 18:00:35
On Fri, 21 Dec 2001, Matthew Luckie wrote:
> > Point 14 to 17 are about preparing the disk. I can't
> > see that he mentioned to add a swap partition. I will
You can create a swap partition during the disklabel procedure.
Personally, I've run it without a swap partition and just swap to a file,
which I find more flexible. Also, I don't think you need much swap for a
qube. For their designed purposes, they get by fine with small amounts of
> I have no idea if Sun/Cobalt are maintaining the linux port.
> I certainly know that NetBSD continues to move forward and NetBSD/cobalt is
> just another port that benefits from the progress.
Officially, they're still using 2.0 kernels, though patches exist for 2.4
series. The software is maintained on a fix-only-the-broken-stuff basis.
Basically, since the product is EOLd they've left it grow stale.
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