Subject: Re: New to Alpha & NetBSD, any pointers?
To: Howard Leadmon <>
From: Robert Elz <kre@munnari.OZ.AU>
List: port-alpha
Date: 08/31/1999 19:18:26
    Date:        Tue, 31 Aug 1999 04:33:20 -0400 (EDT)
    From:        Howard Leadmon <>
    Message-ID:  <>

  | It ask's me to tell it the root drive, which I answer 'wd0' to and then 
  | the machine comes up just fine and runs like a champ.  I looked everywhere, 
  | and can't find where to tell the OS that the root disk is wd0, not that long
  | IDE string above.  Any ideas how to fix this??

Not sure on what is happening there, though once you get to be able
to build a new kernel, you can set the root to be on wd0 then.

  | Second, I went to add users, and though I see a man page for things like
  | 'adduser' they don't seem to exist.

Did you read the man page for adduser?     If not, do.   If you did,
read it again.   Pay particular attention to the first few sentences,
and then read all of it.

  | Are there other sets that are not part of the 
  | full install I am missing??

Nothing else that is part of the standard installation, and in binary form.

  | Are the kernel sources some optional package, and
  | if so, where do I find them??  

All of the sources are available, look wherever you got your distribution
from (ftp, cd, whatever), where the binaries came from the "alpha"
sub-directorty, you'll find a siblink of alpha "sources".  All the
sources are in there.  Use tar or pax to unpack them.   You almost
certainly want the kernel sources (sys.tgz) and package sources
(pkgsrc.tgz) - unless you want to be able to recompile the world,
or just like having the sources around, you probably don't really
need the others.