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installing on a VPS
I really hope that there is someone who can help me. I want to
install NetBSD on a rackspace VPS. I have NetBSD running on a VPS
hosted by someone else, and they use a very different system for the
install and I could mount a NetBSD ISO to do the install. This worked
well. However, the install on rackspace is more of a problem. I would
like to create an image of the running VPS with dd and ssh. Then I
would like to put the rackspace VPS in recovery mode and once again
use dd to install it on /dev/xvdb (which will be /dev/xvda after
switching back from recovery mode). They said on rackspace that I
don't need a Xen kernel.
I would like to use the NetBSD boot loader, but the current install
of Linux uses grub. What boot loader should I be using?
If dd is successful, then I should only have an 8GB root partition on
rackspace, but rackspace is giving me 150GB of disk space. Is there a
way to either expand the root partition, or should I create separate
partitions for /var, /usr, and /home? I could then use "dump |
restore" to move their contents from root to their own partitions.
Is there a better way to install on rackspace? They talk about using
a VHD image. Can I convert an image created with dd into a VHD image?
Also, there is an example of using iPXE. Is this something that is
supported by NetBSD?
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