Subject: Re: Installing netbsd/prep on ibm rs/6000 7043-43p
To: Arpi <email@example.com>
From: Zen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
AFAIK there's no INSTALL/HOWTO: what I did is
- dd the floppy image I got from Mr. Nonaka
- 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.
 I keep a backup here:
My home isn't cluttered; it's "passage restrictive."
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