Subject: Re: Netboot SS4 and install NetBSD -- Success!
To: Jon Lindgren <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
Date: 02/14/2000 21:57:35
On Mon, 14 Feb 2000, Jon Lindgren wrote:
> On Mon, 14 Feb 2000, David Brownlee wrote:
> > That would only apply in this case if the miniroot or sysinst
> > installer is running from the nfs root?
> Correct. I think that base.tgz doesn't extract the empty /kern directory,
> so it should only happen when a person has set up an nfs root for a
> box. I've only ever used the miniroot once, and I don't remember having
> this problem with it.
The miniroot and sysinst tools should use the embedded ramdisk
kernel, so they should never need a kern in a real filesystem...
> Actually, if that were the case (if base.tgz didn't create /kern), then
> all installations should suffer, not just the nfs root, right? I've
> always done a "tar -xvpf" to extract the files when creating an nfs root
> directory, and maybe that's incorrect. Does sysinst use different
> options to extract archives? (I'm not a pax user, so you might have to
> translate for me :-)
I think we need to know the exact error message to say more...
Robert - can you help?