Subject: Re: how to install netbsd on a cube (newbie)
To: Matthew Luckie <>
From: Ted Unangst <>
List: port-cobalt
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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