Subject: Some serious stuff working now ;)
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Michael Graff <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/28/1994 10:21:13
I've managed to build a 24M root partition (which gzips nicely down to about
3.4M since most of it is empty) and with a ``full'' /bin and /sbin installed.
I am in the process of fleshing out /etc so I can at least telnet and ping
from the machine.
I haven't been brave enough to kick the box into multiuser yet though, but
more than likely will tonight or this weekend.
I can place my partition up for FTP, or you can build your own. ;)
Here's what I did to make a dd'able file:
Logged into my NetBSD/i386 box at home. Wrote a small program to write out a
specified number of 512-byte sectors to a file. I then told it to write out
47909 of them -- the size of my a partition.
Then, run this sequence of commands (or close to these -- this is from memory)
vnconfig -cv /dev/vnd0c our_root
newfs -t 15 -u 71 -s 47909 /dev/rvnd0c rz57
[I think any disk type will work -- we're overriding all the options anyway!]
mount /dev/vnd0c /mnt
[copy in binaries, /etc, you get the idea. When done: ]
vnconfig -uv /dev/vnd0c our_root
dd this to the NetBSD disk using the command
dd if=our_root of=/dev/rrz0c seek=16
and there you have it, a bigger root, hopefully.
I assume the same thing would work with /usr, but for now I'm using a
read-only Ultrix-mounted partition. I still cannot newfs the disk, but
disklabel does find the correct partitions and such. That's nice at least.
I've not tried to ALTER them under NetBSD -- when the Ultrix disk becomes the
spare I'll experiment ;)
The exact message:
rz0: error 0 scsi status 0x2
rz0: Illegal request, blk 1954050
write error: 1762574
wtfs: Input/output error
I was told the reason newfs will not work is because it cannot find the
disklabel. Also, in the .tar.gz files I have for pmax, gcc is incomplete and
cannot find as. Is it even self hosting yet, or will I still need to compile
Michael Graff Iowa State University Computation Center Project Vincent
215 Durham voice: (515) 294-4994 email@example.com
Ames, IA 50011 fax: (515) 294-1717 firstname.lastname@example.org