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Re: netboot install of current

On Thu, 28 Apr 2011 07:28:11 -0700, jnemeth%victoria.tc.ca@localhost (John Nemeth) wrote:
On Sep 18,  8:01am, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
} so, how is one supposed to do a netboot install of NetBSD current these
} 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

     The obvious answer here is "load tftp:exec_elf32.kmod"

Don't forget about EXEC_SCRIPT, and probably tmpfs might be needed somewhere too, ffs, nfs... IIRC, miniroo.kmod has no module embedded; you will need a couple extra modules to make it boot up to a "functional" point, especially when the station has nothing installed on it, or when modules are not accessible in their default path.

This can get a bit tedious and frustrating :)

Jean-Yves Migeon

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