Subject: install/18630: sysinst from i386 boot-small fails for lack of /dev/pty*
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 10/13/2002 02:01:34
>Number:         18630
>Category:       install
>Synopsis:       sysinst from i386 boot-small fails for lack of /dev/pty*
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    install-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sat Oct 12 10:01:00 PDT 2002
>Originator:     Hiroyuki Bessho
>Release:        NetBSD 1.6
NetBSD 1.6 (INSTALL_SMALL) #0: Sun Sep  8 20:15:10 UTC 2002
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386
	NetBSD1.6 install on i386 fails when you boot sysinst from
boot-small floppy. Sysinst can't disklabel, and error message is:

	Failed: openpty() failed

	This happens because the install kernel doesn't have /dev/pty*.
They are expected to be created by init using /dev/MAKEDEV script, but
MAKEDEV requires dd command to create /dev/pty*. /bin/dd is not
included in boot-small.fs.

	Boot boot-small install floppy, and try to install NetBSD.
	Add /bin/dd to boot-small.fs, or add following to /.profile

	(cd /dev; ./MAKEDEV opty)