Subject: unattened boot/install question
To: None <,>
From: Jian Song <>
List: tech-install
Date: 03/03/2003 12:02:49

I was researching how to make an unattended install/boot cd rom for 
netbsd 1.6.
The problem I want to solve is that I need to build a cd, which upon 
into a brand new box upon booting will automatically does the following 
1. partitioning the hard disks into several pre-determined partitions.
2. auto install the os without any user interations.

To do 2 it means that I can't run sysinit. I have a shell script that 
does the foll
owing things:
1. figure out the disk size.
2. perform partions.
3. unzip tar the os sets.

But the questions are:
1. how to build netbsd 1.6 so that it won't use sysinit but using the 
install scrip
t I wrote.
2. what changes do I have to add to make floppy and ramdisk.  Is it 
simply adding a
 ramdisk-myram under the directory src/distrib/i386/floppies?


John Song