Subject: installation on a 7249-860
To: None <port-prep@NetBSD.org>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 05/31/2006 18:12:09
After several attempts, I finally succeeded in installing
NetBSD 3.0 on an IBM RS/6000 860 notebook on an external
Up to now, only the serial console works.
The installation steps were:
- copy sysinst_com0.fs to the SCSI-disk (using a NetBSD-PC):
dd if=sysinst_com0.fs of=/dev/sd0d
(the notebook has no floppy drive)
- boot the notebook from this disk (see
for information on how to change the boot device)
- proceeded like described in
except for generic_com0.fs which I copied to the prep
partition starting at sector 64 (there was a message saying
that sector 0 is needed for BIOS, so i left it free)
The installation medium was a CD.
Due to timeout problems (the CD drive is rather slow and
during installation at some stage it was not accessible
anymore, so I had to start again several times), I first
installed only kernel, base, and etc packets, copied the
other packets to the SCSI-disk after reboot and continued
installation from there.
I also tried generic.fs too, but it has no console.
Any ideas, how to proceed?