Subject: raq1 installation from recovery-cd
To: None <>
From: Boris Ruppert <>
List: port-cobalt
Date: 08/06/2003 10:44:32
hi everybody,

yesterday i tried to install a friend's cobalt raq1 with the recovery-cd.
the installation hangs, the last thing i see is "starting local daemons"

the instructions provided with the recovery cd are not very helpful in my 
opinion, so just inserted the cd bootet my pc with it and turned on the raq.
i did not modify the disk manually, does the cd require a netbsd prepared disk ?

here's what i get from the serial console (only the last lines):

nfs_boot: DHCP next-server:                                         
nfs_boot:                                        nfs_boot: my_addr=                                                   
nfs_boot: my_mask=                                                    
root on                                                    
warning: no /dev/console                                                       
init: Creating mfs /dev                                                        
Wed Aug  6 01:32:49 GMT 2003                                                   Starting file system checks:                                                   
cd: can't cd to /var/run                                                       
Coming up: fixing /var...                                                      
umount: /dev: Device busy                                                      
Coming up: fixing /dev...                                                      Preparing the installation...                                                  
Setting tty flags.                                                             
Setting sysctl variables:                                                      Starting network.                                                              
Hostname: client                                                               
Configuring network interfaces:.                                               
Building databases...                                                          
kvm_mkdb: machdep.booted_kernel: the value is not available: No such file or   +directory                                                                     
Mounting all filesystems...                                                    
Checking quotas: done.                                                         
Setting securelevel: kern.securelevel: 0 -> 1                                  
/etc/rc: WARNING: No swap space configured!                                    
starting local daemons:  

Hope anyone can help me,

thanks in advance.


Boris Ruppert ---