Subject: Re: New to Alpha & NetBSD, any pointers?
To: Robert Elz <kre@munnari.OZ.AU>
From: Howard Leadmon <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 08/31/1999 22:17:15
>   | 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.

As a followup, setting wd0 in the kernel did fix the boot problem, though
I still see the warning a boot time.  Strange, but at least I did get a
decent workaround..

>   | 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.

All I can say is DOH!  I knew what adduser did, so why rtfm.. :)

> kre

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