Subject: Re: Installing NetBSD on SunOS 4.1.1 system
To: Erik E. Fair <>
From: Jeremy Cooper <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 05/14/1997 15:23:50
On Wed, 14 May 1997, Erik E. Fair wrote:

> At 15:08 -0700 5/14/97, Jeremy Cooper wrote:
> >Once you have NetBSD running, you will want to go into single user mode
> >and run fsck -2.  This will update the filesystems to the more modern
> >NetBSD format..
> Um, except for the root FS - as I understood it, doing this will make the
> boot PROMs unhappy - unable to boot the system from this modern NetBSD FFS
> partition. Not true any more?

Well, I used NetBSD newfs to create my root filesystem and it seems to be
ok.  It could very well be that newfs does not create a 'modern'
filesystem.  You're right in that I shouldn't have assumed that.