Subject: Sun3 installing?
To: None <>
From: Gordon W. Ross <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 09/08/1995 13:17:17
> Date: Wed, 30 Aug 95 10:43 BST
> From: Steve Kersley <>

> Hi, I'm searching for an OS for my sun3s, and I'd quite like to use
> NetBSD if possible...
> However, the latest I'd heard is that it effectively requires an OS
> installed on the machine in order to install it...
> I'd like to know whether there is any way of creating a boot tape
> (using a Sony NEWS) and installing it from that.  The other method
> that seems to be used is to just unpack the files onto the disk...
> Easier said than done with an unformatted disk an no OS with which
> to unpack it <Grin>
> Any suggestions/pointers?
> Thanks for any help,
> Steve.

I'm working on a boot tape.  In the mean time, perhaps I could make
an image of a working root filesystem for people that want to init
a disk by plugging it into another machine.  Is this worth doing?
(Requires a machine that can write a raw disk, including block 0)