Subject: Re: Anyone care to post if restore cds work ?
To: None <>
From: Alex Pelts <>
List: port-cobalt
Date: 03/08/2005 11:00:36
I dont think on 1.6.2 which I use mfs is used at all for device nodes. 
Something else at play here.

As far as qemu goes, unfortunately something is wrong with my home 
desktop and it refuses to boot netbsd. It has one of these OEM 
motherboards made specifically for SONY VAIO. Kernel goes until ide 
bringup and then gets stuck wating for some interrupt. I gave up on this 
long time ago. So no go installing dual boot or under qemu, unless it 
boots in to some sort of cpu virtual machine with emulated devices. I 
think I can install it on my work laptop under vmware but I dont want to 
mix work and play :).

It would be easier for me to get another machine, I think I have 2 or 3 
sitting in the garage + various motherboards and another parts.

I tried qemu live cd and "a little leisurely" is an understatement :).


David Brownlee wrote:
> On Tue, 8 Mar 2005, Alex Pelts wrote:
>> While it would be useful to make init create mfs filesystem of 
>> sufficient size, I would like to know why MAKDEV does not work for 2.0 
>> and does work for 1.6.1 on the original cd ? I will try to dig out 
>> hard drive from one of my
>     My guess would be the 2.0 MAKEDEV creates more device nodes and it
>     overflows the size of the mfs, while 1.6.1 fitted.
>> old machines and run installation again. My problem is that qube is my 
>> only unix machine at home. My other computer is XP and my wife's 
>> laptop is XP as well. I have lots of old parts and probably can put 
>> anoter machine together for x86 NetBSD box. I am normally a linux 
>> person (don't throw too many stones :)).
>     You can always dual boot a box, or if you must run windows you may
>     have some luck with running NetBSD under QEMU for windows:
>     I run WindowsXP and Win2K under qemu on NetBSD on my laptop
>     and while they are a little leisurely they can prove very handy
>     for testing out things.