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How to netboot NetBSD-5/i386
It used to be so simple - if you have a system that will netboot, all you
need to do to install NetBSD is feed it the INSTALL kernel via a PXE boot,
and life is well.
Sadly, with the new bootstrap procedure in netbsd-5, this is no longer the
case. There is no INSTALL kernel anymore, it's just a GENERIC kernel with a
kernel module loaded afterwards, and try as I might, I haven't been able to
make this work over PXE.
So, how does netbooting an installation kernel work these days? I want to
install NetBSD on my netbook; http://www.netbsd.org/ports/i386/netbook.html
suggests to netboot, but this seems to be no longer applicable. I don't have
a USB CD-ROM drive to my disposal, and I wasn't planning on buying one just
to in stall NetBSD ;) I do have a spare USB key, but that seems to be an
even bigger can of worms. Any suggestions?
Martijn van Buul - pino%dohd.org@localhost
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