Subject: Re: sparc installation: sysinst?
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Brian A. Seklecki <>
List: tech-install
Date: 12/20/2001 12:57:08
On Thu, 20 Dec 2001, Hubert Feyrer wrote:

> Hi!
> it's been brought to my attention that the NetBSD 1.5.2/sparc install
> floppies still ship with the script based installer, which aparently gives
> people great griefs on setting up the disklabel.
> Are there any plans to switch to sysinst, or is there a good reason not to
> attempt switching?

It's definately there.  Once it boots, the kernel, it will prompt you:
Install, Upgrade, Repair, (X).  X is the experimental sysinst.  It's just
one of things ;-)


> FWIW, ISTR there used to be a second install floppy (set) that offers
> sysinst. Pity to see that no longer available.
> Thanks,
> 	Hubert (who hasn't done a from-scratch install of NetBSD/sparc
>                 for quite some time)
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