Subject: Need help with a port-prep FAQ
To: None <>
From: Tim Rightnour <>
List: port-prep
Date: 03/25/2006 08:45:45
I'd like to get the webpage into a little better shape, and to do that, I could
really use some help.  One of the big things the prep webpage is missing is a
FAQ list.

What I could really use.. are either questions, or answers, that people think
would be nice to have in the FAQ.  If you don't know the answer, thats just
fine, post the question, and I'll try to figure it out and add an answer to the
FAQ.  If you know the answer, it would help alot to have that to.

Any help that you can provide for the webpage stuff would be greatly
appreciated, as it gives me more time to hack on the port itself.  Right now
I'm trying to make sysinst sane to get rid of the arcane procedure currently
required to install prep.

Just as an FYI, here is my current TODO list:

Get sysinst working.
Clean up old cruft in the bootloader to try and make it smaller.
Cut down the size of the INSTALL kernel so it fits on one floppy again.
Test installation out, make sure it all works nicely.
Fix problems booting on the PowerStack E1
Fix root device recognition when booting from an ISA we network card
Port prep to the mcp750
Port prep to the mvmeppc machines
Fix audio attachments.

If you have something to add to that.. speak up.  Or speak up if you have any
questions about any of it.  My goal is to make sure at least the first 4 there
get in NetBSD 4.0.

Tim Rightnour <>
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