Subject: install/7344: Problems installing NetBSD-1.4_ALPHA/i386
To: None <>
From: Bernd Sieker <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 04/08/1999 13:22:10
>Number:         7344
>Category:       install
>Synopsis:       problems during and after 1.4_ALPHA/i386 upgrade from 1.3.3
>Confidential:   yes
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    gnats-admin (GNATS administrator)
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Apr  8 04:35:00 1999
>Originator:     Bernd Sieker
Bernd Sieker
>Release:        NetBSD-1.4_ALPHA
System: NetBSD boa 1.4_ALPHA NetBSD 1.4_ALPHA (BOA) #1: Thu Apr 8 09:46:35 CEST 1999 bernd@boa:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/BOA i386
AMD K6-2/300, Via Apollo MVP3 PCI-Chipset, Toshiba ATAPI CD-ROM

	I encountered the following problems during upgrade from
	1.3.3 to 1.4_ALPHA, port i386.

	- after booting from the 1440k-bootfloppies, the systems boots,
	after selecting "upgrade" in sysinst, the partitions (/, /usr, /home)
	are fsck'd, and then sysinst exits with the message "sysinst terminated"
	I do not get an additional error message. Enabling Logging in sysinst
	shows as last message "/mnt2: not currently mounted." and then
	"sysinst terminated."

	- I was unable to mount my CD-ROM drive (Toshiba XM-5402TA) with
	either the INSTALL kernel, the GENERIC kernel from the kern.tgz
	set or a custom-built kernel, although all kernels detect the
	drive correctly during boot. Trying to mount it, causes the system
	to hang; sometimes I am able to do a remote login via telnet, but
	after a while it even ceases to be pingable. Only a hardware reset
	can make it operational again.

	- In the end I was able to extract the installation sets with sysinst,
	but the display is quite garbled sometimes, old texts and error
	messages are not deleted.
	Although I checked all sets before booting the install floppies,
	sysinst complained during unpacking, that 2 of 8 sets had had
	errors. I was not able to reproduce which ones that were.

	- I did not attempt to install the X distribution, a build from recent
	current xsrc.tgz, made under 1.3.3, works fine.

	Try the upgrade procedure as described above. I have no idea on which
	systems it might work or fail.
	Not known.