Subject: Re[2]: SCSI disk setup for NetBSD on Sun 3/150
To: None <port-sun3@NetBSD.ORG>
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List: port-sun3
Date: 12/30/1996 16:37:37
  >>No.  sunlabel ought to create perfectly good big-endian labels even on 
  >>little-endian machines, though I haven't been able to test it (yet). 
  >>And the miniroot image is just an octet stream.
  >>Endianism would play a role only if you were trying to actually 
  >>construct a filesystem on the little-endian machine - for exmaple, if 
  >>you were trying to use a NetBSD/i386 machine to newfs and extract the 
  >>tarballs.  Then you _would_ have endian problems.
  >I've succesfully used your sunlabel program, and a canned miniroot to 
  >create a NetBSD/sparc boot disk from a NetBSD/i386 machine.  It was 
  >actually pretty easy.  Thanks for this utility, it's saved me a couple 
  >of times. 8-)
  So... if my labels are OK but all I need to do is newfs my disk, I can do 
  this on a PC based *nix system?  It would be oh so easy for me to pop the 
  drive in and do a CD based boot of Redhat at work (just runs off the CD 
  and boot disks).  Then I should be able to newfs the sucker and go from 
  there.  I can tapeboot just fine at home but that doesn't include newfs 
  :(.  At that point I can dd it from the tape drive.  Why oh why isn't 
  newfs available in the tape boot media (asking innocently but completely 
  ignorantly ;)  I can disklabel all I like but without newfs yer kinda 
  stuck.  I don't wanna be whiny, I'm just curious.