Subject: Q: bootstrapping a "virgin" RaQ 1?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Patrick M. Hausen <email@example.com>
Date: 07/03/2002 10:00:15
I started to experiment with NetBSD/Cobalt lately and
now I'm kind of stuck in the installation process.
Setting up my FreeBSD machine as a server to netboot
the RaQ and have it run from NFS root was painless as
can be - so now I'm running NetBSD 1.5.2. Great ;-)
The problem is getting the OS on that bloody hard disk.
1. boot netbsd.GENERIC.gz -> trigger DMA "bug", system hangs
2. boot netbsd.GENERIC.noatadma.gz -> system is running fine from
3. fdisk -> panic
I have found:
and various other mails stating the same problem. Since I can
run the system from NFS I could recompile. Is there any patch
to the kernel or fdisk letting me get beyond step 3?
Getting -current sources from a daily snapshot and calling
./build.sh failed early in the compilation process.
I'm used to the "make buildworld, buildkernel, installkernel, installworld,
mergemaster" steps in FreeBSD. Is NetBSD fundamentally different here?
Patrick M. Hausen
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