Subject: Re: Installing netbsd/prep on ibm rs/6000 7043-43p
To: Arpi <>
From: Zen <>
List: port-prep
Date: 06/06/2003 14:35:15
On Fri, Jun 06, 2003 at 12:57:38PM +0200, Arpi wrote:
> I'm having trouble installing netbsd on $SUBJ system.

	I had it too :)

> I've also tried to write generic.fs, generic_com0.fs and sysinst_com0.fs on
> floppy and boot, with no success.

	When I tried, it hang on parallel port.

> prepcd.iso cdrom. (readme says that there should be a file named INSTALL but
> isn't)

	AFAIK there's no INSTALL/HOWTO: what I did is
	- dd the floppy image I got from Mr. Nonaka[1]
	- boot from that
	- setup a nfs server
	- download and extract the tarfiles
	- mount the extracted root on rs6k via nfs
	- partition/newfs the disk(s)
	- extract the files again on disk(s)
	- boot from floppy and mount root from disk

	I still didn't complete the procedure (machine still boots from
	floppy/serial console) as it got rebooted only once, and I'm

	I think you'll find in the archives the wiser way to
	partition/format the disks.

[1] I keep a backup here:
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