Subject: install/15072: hp300 should have netbootable installer
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Michael Wolfson <email@example.com>
Date: 12/28/2001 02:31:13
>Synopsis: hp300 should have netbootable installer
>Arrival-Date: Thu Dec 27 23:32:00 PST 2001
>Originator: Michael Wolfson
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