Subject: Re: Sys Install Program
To: Prasad V Nuli <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-install
Date: 08/01/2000 21:25:35
On Mon, Jul 31, 2000 at 07:19:48PM -0400, Prasad V Nuli wrote:
> Hello
> I am trying to put a sysinstall utility for the ARC/MIPS Port. As Alpha is
> also a ARC platform ( At least some of them ). I took the sources from Alpha
> Sysinstall and copied them to ARC directoy and compiled the sources. The
> Sysinstall Screen comes up on the ARC/NEC IMAGE Platform.
> I am going to do some testing on it to verify that it is working properly
> and after necessary modifications may be we can include this into ARC Build
> also.
> In the mean time is there any thing else I should watch out for pitfalls as
> I am testing this ? At this time I am doing testing only on NEC Image RISC
> Station. As that the only box I have now.
> In theory Alpha/ARC bios is same as MIPS/ARC and since SysInst is a userland
> program it should be stable.

NetBSD/alpha doesn't use the ARC bios, but the SRM.
You should really double-check the code.

Manuel Bouyer <>