Subject: sysinst and wrong partition for re-install
To: None <tech-install@NetBSD.org>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/11/2005 20:30:28
This is the latest sysinst from NetBSD-daily 20051010000Z i386
using netbsd-INSTALL.gz image from there.
(Booted using pxeboot_ia32.bin from several months ago, but I don't think
When I chose "Re-install sets or install additional sets"
/dev/rad0s3d was assumed
It attempted to run:
/sbin/fsck_ffs -p -q /dev/rad0s3d
Can't stat /dev/rad0s3d: No such file or directory
I had same problem when I chose the upgrade option from the menu.
I don't have that in /dev/ (seen via utility menu's sh).
That "ad0s3" is from FreeBSD which also on this disk.
It should have been wd0e. wd0e is my / and only NetBSD partition.
I installed NetBSD (took two times as first time didn't boot to NetBSD).
I chose the laptop kernel and when it booted it no longer saw my vr0.
So I booted again to sysinst in the hope I could install that one set for
the generic kernel.
As a workaround, I use sh (still via sysinst image), and did:
mount /dev/wd0e /mnt
... went to directory ... 200510100000Z
mv netbsd-GENERIC netbsd # I already backed up /netbsd to /netbsd.old
chmod a+x /netbsd # probably does not matter
Jeremy C. Reed
technical support & remote administration