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Re: NetBSD 8.0 on a Mac LC III

On Thu, 1 Nov 2018 at 18:59, Nigel Pearson <nigel%ind.tansu.com.au@localhost> wrote:
> On 4 Oct 2018, at 2:54 am, userm57%yahoo.com@localhost wrote:
> > So I'm using the sysinst method, which seems to be working, though
> > slowly.
> >
> > Some comments and suggestions:
> >
> > 1) If the traditional method no longer works and it isn't supported,
> > then it should be removed. The traditional method has always had the
> > issue that it works only within the first gigabyte on a disk, though
> > it was possible to install a minimal system, then boot into that to
> > complete the installation (and then use more than the first gigabyte).
> >
> It has been a long time, but from memory,
> 1) the UFS formats and magic numbers, that MkFS /Installer/Booter supports,
> have diverged from the ones that NetBSD is using.
> 2) Perhaps this document:
> https://cdn.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-8.0/mac68k/INSTALL.html#Booting%20NetBSD
> needs to throw the Booter stuff into a footnote,
> with a message like “Only works with NetBSD 5.2 and Booter 1.11.blah”
> or “Only works with <1GB volumes, net install kernel, and Booter 2.0.0"

My SE/30s are all packed away in storage at the moment, so I'm not
able to test, but if someone is able to test and confirm the actual
numbers I'd be more than happy to update the install docs, which would
be in both NetBSD-9 and pulled up for any minor updates of NetBSD


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