Subject: install/11792: Mac NetBSD Installer 1.1g does not create all required devices
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Date: 12/20/2000 15:50:19
>Synopsis: Mac NetBSD Installer 1.1g does not create all required devices
>Arrival-Date: Wed Dec 20 15:50:01 PST 2000
>Originator: Benjamin Capper
>Release: Mac68k 1.5
NetBSD macbsd 1.5 NetBSD 1.5 (GENERIC) #0: Sun Nov 19 14:20:10 PST 2000 root2@c610:/usr/cvs/src/sys/arch/mac68k/compile/GENERIC mac68k
"Build devices" in the mac os netbsd/mac68k installer doesn't create the ttyE0 device for the console. After a basic install on a virgin Quadra 650, when the system tries to perform a multiuser boot, it complains about /dev/ttyE0 not found. I don't have the exact error message here, as the system now works and I don't want to break it in order to get the error :P. The startup continues for a while longer, then no more output appears on the console, and the machine appears to hang.
I got the error consistently after installing base.tgz, kernel.tgz and etc.tgz, then using the "Build Devices" menu item. After a reboot into single user and changing configured=NO to yes, rebooting multi user yields the error.
To get round this I booted into single user and used "sh MAKEDEV all" in the /dev directory. The node for ttyE0 was created (along with all the others). After a reboot the machine now works great.
Many thanks to those working on mac68k and netbsd. You've given an old mac a new useful life. Keep up the good work