Subject: Re: installation question
To: Laurent de Segur <>
From: Chris Tribo <>
List: port-macppc
Date: 06/21/2000 11:10:47
On Tue, 20 Jun 2000, Laurent de Segur wrote:

> Hi,
> First I am really curious to find out how active this email list. Hopefully,
> my mailbox will get lost of messages from this list in the future... ;-)

	It varies :)
> I am trying to install netbsd on a B&W G3 (Yosemite) using the internal
> atapi zip drive that came with the machine. There doesn't seem to be any
> place I could find describing a way to create a netbsd boot volume on a zip
> disk

	It *should* be no different than writting a floppy disk image or a
or a ramdisk install kernel. Try formatting a zip disk for MSDOS, grab
suntar 2.2.2 from your nearest info-mac mirror. Enable expert mode, open
the ZIP drive device, go to Special and overwrite sectors. Accept default
sector zero and guide the program to the floppy boot.fs image. If that
doesn't work, you could try using the netbsd_ram_MD image instead. If
neither of those work, you may have to format and disklabel it within

> If I don't have a server connected to this machine, I believe that there
> isn't much hope to netinstall. And because the machine doesn't have a floppy
> drive, the last thing I can try is burning a cd with the image posted on the
> ftp site (1.4.2). Has anyone tried using this image on a Mac? Does it work
> directly by booting from the cd and then installing from it?

	Both Netbooting and cdboot *should* work for you. And yes the ISO
image contains the installer and the sets within. I have not tried it
though on my G3.