Subject: Re: Suggested Installation
To: None <email@example.com>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
Date: 02/28/1996 17:12:21
> The last method suggested was installing from SunOS, however this
> requires a second hard drive
It doesn't, actually. It's just easier and more idiot-proof if you do.
You can run SunOS off one or two partitions, set up NetBSD (using SunOS
bootblocks) on two more, boot NetBSD with -a (and probably -s too) and
make it put root where you put it, and then once NetBSD is up, move it
to the usual partitions. If you're careful you can probably do the
copying with dd, but be careful about destroying the disklabel and
bootblocks if you do that.
> Valinor is running SunOS 4.1.4 (I can also load Solaris 2.3 if need
> be) I currently don't have anything installed other than what comes
> off the SunOS 4.1.4 CD.
Do you have the CD? Then you have a recovery mechanism in case you
manage to render it completely unbootable, so you don't need to be
quite so paranoid. :-)
If this isn't clear enough (which it may not be - it's only a sketch),
I'll be glad to correspond further about it. But the list probably
doesn't need to hear it all, so mail me privately....