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Re: [solved] building userland with a netbooted system
I decided that I should email to let everyone know that I was able to
solve this. Also, I thought it would be a good idea to have this here in
the archive just so that anyone else that needs to know this info will
I setup the netboot system as following:
First, I setup dhcpd using the config file here:
Setup tftp. Mkdir /tftpboot then put ofwboot.xcf into that directory.
Then edit /etc/inetd.conf uncomment:
tftp dgram udp wait root /usr/libexec/tftpd
tftpd -s /tftpboot
Setup filesystem. I created /export/client/root
Untarred the kernel, then base and then etc.
(I am not sure if it is important what order they are untarred or not.)
mknod /export/client/root/dev/console c 0 0
make a 1 GB swap file:
dd if=/dev/zero of=/export/client/swap bs=4k count=25600
edit /etc/fstab adding:
nfsserver:/export/client/swap none swap sw,nfsmntpt=/swap
nfsserver:/export/client/root / nfs rw 0 0
edit /etc/rc.conf adding:
edit /etc/hosts adding
192.168.1.10 client.test.net client
192.168.1.5 nfsserver.test.net nfsserver
Then booted with boot enet:,netbsd
at this pount you want make sure that /dev/null does not exist before
/bin/sh MAKEDEV all
Then edit rc.conf and changed it to say rc_configured=Yes and rebooted.
I then did an install to the disk by editing pdisk, creating an HFS
partition, a root, and a swap partition. Then untarred the kernel, base
and etc in /mnt. Next, cd /mnt/dev /bin/sh MAKEDEV all and then edited the
other etc files. Then rebooted from the diskful install.
Next, I untarred comp and then untarred the source tree and after this it
built without a problem.
I then tarred this and installed it on the netboot system, booted from it,
and was also able to build userland. It took about 2 days diskless versus
about 9 hours diskful.
The problem was that something was using /dev/null before it was created.
Although, I think that something may have been corrupting the source too.
Really I did take the round about way to prove this, but I did prove that
I can build 5.1.2 on a diskless system.
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