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Re: Booting with dk0 root


From: (Michael van Elst), Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2013 
23:37:07 +0000 (UTC)

> (John Klos) writes:
>>Apparently we can't compile a kernel with netbsd root on dk0 type ffs 
>>because dk0 isn't something the kernel knows about until later. How does 
>>one use a gpt wedge as a root filesystem? I'm loading the kernel from a 
>>CompactFlash but would like the root filesystem to be on a 4 TB drive.
> The kernel itself deduces the root disk from the boot device,
> this is heavily machine dependent. If what it finds is also
> represented by an autodetected wedge, it will use that wedge.
> The wedge then may or may not be dk0, depending on scan and
> partition order. But you can use the wedge name to identify
> it in /etc/fstab.

I want to install NetBSD/amd64 current to my MacBook Air with
gpt partitioning.

Procedure in
is works for you?

With this procedure, I cannot boot NetBSD from dkwedge root
(kernel is in dk0).
I know sysinst does not support such installation yet.

PGP fingerprint = 82A2 DC91 76E0 A10A 8ABB  FD1B F404 27FA C7D1 15F3

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