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Re: netboot install of current
On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 01:27:37PM +0100, Jean-Yves Migeon wrote:
> On Thu, 28 Apr 2011 13:25:38 +0200, Manuel Bouyer
> <bouyer%antioche.eu.org@localhost> wrote:
> >so, how is one supposed to do a netboot install of NetBSD current
> >days ? I'm doing:
> >load tftp:miniroot.kmod
> >boot tftp:netbsd
> >with i386 GENERIC, the kernel can't exec init because it doesn't have
> >EXEC_ELF32 included. With MONOLITHIC, the kernel doesn't mount the
> >ramdisk because modules are not enabled ...
> You are not alone. I have not found a solution to this, except by
> building a custom kernel with the ramdisk embedded for i386.
I've hacked MONOLITHIC to add 'options MODULAR' for this myself.
> It's one of the reason why I asked for the GENERIC/MONOLITHIC
> modular stuff settlement some time ago (for i386 and amd64), but
> never received the ultimate decision of core@ on this (and as such:
> never brought GENERIC i386 up to it and "retire" MONOLITHIC).
> IMHO, this should really get fixed before branching -6.
looks like there is a netbsd-INSTALL.gz that could do it, but I didn't
try it (as I'm testing kernels, the ramdisk as a module is better ...)
Manuel Bouyer <bouyer%antioche.eu.org@localhost>
NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference
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