Subject: instkernel + sysinst
To: None <port-alpha@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/31/1998 18:45:42
In an effort to make installing NetBSD on our Alphas here at work easier,
I've made the new sysinst tool work on the Alpha, and created an "instkernel"
which has a larger ramdisk than the floppy install kernel so that it can
hold all of the stuff that sysinst needs. All of this has been checked
into -current, and can be found in src/distrib/alpha/instkernel.
This kernel can be network booted without any additional NFS root setup.
I just completed an install of NetBSD/alpha 1.3 on my AlphaStation 600
using this instkernel (I network booted it). If the rest of you would
like to try it out, it can be found at:
I'm hoping to make booting from CD-ROM work within the next week, or so,
and if I do, I will make a CD-ROM image available with a binary snapshot
of NetBSD/alpha 1.3B (-current) + the X sets from 1.3.
Jason R. Thorpe email@example.com
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