Subject: preferred installation/runtime configuration?
To: None <>
From: Jurrie Lulofs <>
List: port-hpcmips
Date: 01/13/2005 11:57:19
I'm curious what the generally accepted best practice is wrt NetBSD 
installation and configuration.

The paper "NetBSD and handheld platforms" (written prior to the hpcmips 
port of sysinst) describes a manual installation procedure which yields a 
configuration with a single partition (without paging/swap) and with 

Enter NetBSD 2.0 and we have an available sysinst which defaults to a 
desktop-like partitioning configuration.

The two approaches are quite different.  Using a reduced number of 
partitions makes sense to avoid over-allocating unused space on these 
disk-space-challenged machines.  The big difference is in the attempt to 
avoid/reduce the number of write operations to the flash memory devices.

Have the NetBSD hpcmips veterans on this list come down on one side of the 
fence or the other on this issue?