Subject: setting up a HP 425
To: None <port-hp300@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Marc Boschma <>
List: port-hp300
Date: 07/04/1995 13:13:11
Hello all,

I have recently obtained a HP 425 beastie and after reading the Netbsd 1.0
installation notes I've begun to wonder if the installation process could be
done from a PC based Netbsd box.

Is there anything really special about the makedisk app ?(I'll admit I
haven't gotten round to reading the source for it yet).

That is to say would the following work.

Disklabel the disk.
dd the boot block and root file system onto the disk.
newfs the other file systems
copy over source etc that I want.
Move the disk into the 425 and boot ?

Marc B.
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