Subject: install/15072: hp300 should have netbootable installer
To: None <>
From: Michael Wolfson <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 12/28/2001 02:31:13
>Number:         15072
>Category:       install
>Synopsis:       hp300 should have netbootable installer
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    install-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Dec 27 23:32:00 PST 2001
>Originator:     Michael Wolfson
>Release:        1.5.2
System: NetBSD costello 1.5.2 NetBSD 1.5.2 (COSTELLO) #1: Sat Dec 15 20:00:44 EST 2001 mw@costello:/usr/nosrc/sys/arch/hp300/compile/COSTELLO hp300

A large majority of the supported platforms support netbooting.  Not all 
of them have netbootable installers.  In particular, hp300 doesn't.  This 
should be easy to correct.

try netboot installation for hp300 -- you have to extract base.tgz, 
etc.tgz, and configure a bunch of things by hand.

For miniroot-based installers, distribute a tarball with the miniroot 
files (kernel, install script, /dev, etc...) since non-NetBSD netboot 
servers may not be able to mount the miniroot filesystem as a vnd.  The 
pmax port has such a tarball in installation/netboot/diskimage.tgz. 

For sysinst-based installers, the ramdisk kernel should be available, or 
at least the files in the ramdisk as a tarball (so the user can use a 
GENERIC kernel).