Subject: Re: New HD and installing via restore CD
To: Andreas Yankopolus <>
From: Dick Morrell <>
List: port-cobalt
Date: 12/08/2003 04:44:48
Andreas welcome to a new cool way of working, put the HD in, cross over 
cable between that and the machine you are using standalone to boot the 
iso, boot the donor machine playing role of the installation base. Press q 
to go to next option, netboot the Qube2, go make coffee. 

Thats it - easier than you want to think about.

On Sun, 7 Dec 2003, Andreas Yankopolus wrote:

> I'm planning to install NetBSD on a Qube 2 with a blank HD later in the 
> week and have been educating myself by reading through this mailing 
> list's archives. Does the restore CD installation method handle any of 
> the low-level drive preparation tasks (partitioning, formatting, etc)? 
> Or, do I need to prep the drive in another machine or in the Qube after 
> a netboot?
> I've installed Linux dozens of times, but this will be my first attempt 
> with *BSD or a headless / netboot install.
> Thanks,
> Andreas