Subject: Notes on 3.0 Install
To: None <>
From: =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Peter_Fr=F6hlich?= <>
List: port-cobalt
Date: 01/26/2006 08:14:30
Hi all,

Almost everybody recommended 1.6.2 or 3.0 when I asked for a stable 
NetBSD for my compiler course, so I thought I give 3.0 a try before 
defaulting to what I know already. The install was for the most part 
straightforward, kudos to the people behind the restore CD. Here are 
some notes:

   - I get the "unknown host []" message that many people seem to 
have reported. So
     far I could not get rid of that, but I assume it will go away once 
I assign a fixed IP

   - When booting, I get several (from two to six I guess) failed boot 
attempts, the Qube
     says something about "wrong length" or so; I figure that's a disk 
problem, I used a
     very old 2 GB drive for this test. Unless someone else has similar 

   - For some reason I have /.profile and /.cshrc files which are 
identical to those in
     /root/.profile and /root/.cshrc? I don't think these should be in / 
at all...

There are probably more things to report, but since I have to repeat 
the install once my new hard disk gets here, I'll most certainly get a 
second chance. :-)

Peter H. Froehlich <><><><><><>
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