Subject: None
To: port-i386 <>
From: Guy Santiglia <>
List: port-i386
Date: 01/16/2000 19:56:22

  It seems like everyone but me knows how to wipe out that
master boot record.  That fdisk did the job.
  Now I have another question. ( believe it or not) 

This machine has two harddrives.  One 402 megabyte drive
and one 40 meg drive.  I wanted to split the installation
between these two drives. 
Like maybe use the 40 meg drive as a swap partition
and put the rest of the system on the 402 meg drive. 

 In the redhat installation program you could choose one or both
the available drives and assign the mount points on both drives.

  But on the NetBSD sysinst it asks me to choose which drive
I want to install NetBSD on.  So I have to choose the big one.

  Does anyone have any tricks to install NetBSD with sysinst using both

        Thanks a lot everyone,


New Jersey, USA


--- Manuel Bouyer <> wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 16, 2000 at 01:12:14PM -0800, Guy Santiglia wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > OK I finally figured out  what
> > to enter in that kernel debugger to make the changes for
> > my NIC.  I changed the port address and
> > the IRQ and now I'm happy to say that the NetBSD distribution sets
> > are smokin down through the dsl modem.  Hopefully the rest of the
> > installation will go OK.  
> >   
> > <10 minutes later>
> > 
> > Having some trouble booting.  It seems the linux system that was
> > there before, left some traces. Maybe on the MBR.  I get the first two
> > of the linux loader program appearing on the screen when I try to boot
> > 
> > LI
> > 
> > and then nothing.  I'll try the install again with NetBSD.
> > Unless someone has a better idea.
> Yes: run 'fdisk -i' from a shell (boot from floppy and then it's in the
> "utility" menu). You still have LILO in your MBR.
> --
> Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI. 
> --
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