Subject: Re: should sysinst change MBR_PTYPE_386BSD to MBR_PTYPE_NETBSD?
To: William Allen Simpson <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-install
Date: 06/15/2003 20:03:16
William Allen Simpson <> writes:
> David Laight wrote:
> > My rototiller has also just stalled at the part of sysinst I really
> > started off to change - the mbr editor.
> > 
> > sysinst seems to (try to) support 3 different installs:
> > 1) clean install to a new (at least to netbsd) disk
> > 2) upgrade of an existing system
> > 3) overlay install of an existing system (ie the 'use existing layout')
> > 
> Stipulating that the only option I've ever tried is the "clean" install: 
> What are the other two options supposed to do?

One upgrades a machine from one version of NetBSD to another.
One re-installs NetBSD from scratch, but leaves the disk layout
completely alone.

> Why are they different?
> Where is the documentation?

Sysinst explains them, I believe.

Perry E. Metzger