Subject: Re: 1.3Beta
To: Robert.V.Baron <email@example.com>
From: Perry E. Metzger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/02/1997 16:58:25
> Why doesn't the GENERIC kernel include pms0 -- how can you run X.
The probe sometimes caused trouble as I recall. If you need the
driver, well, you *should* be building your own kernels
anyway. GENERIC is really just to get you started.
> By the way is there a 3.3.1 specifically for 1.3 (or an afs for it).
There will be one.
> I was sort of disappointed with the sysinit interface and think that
> it needs a bunch of work to make it friendly/useable for niave users.
> 0. I did not look too hard but I could not find an INSTALL document
> on ftp.netbsd.org.
ftp> cd pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-1.3_BETA/i386
250 CWD command successful.
200 PORT command successful.
150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for '/bin/ls'.
-rw-r--r-- 1 254 netbsd 86505 Nov 30 06:44 INSTALL
-rw-r--r-- 1 254 netbsd 1108 Nov 30 06:44 README.first
-rw-r--r-- 1 254 netbsd 29 Nov 30 06:44 SOURCE_DATE
drwxr-xr-x 4 254 netbsd 512 Nov 30 06:44 binary
drwxr-xr-x 4 254 netbsd 512 Nov 30 06:45 installation
-rw-r--r-- 1 254 netbsd 8414 Nov 30 06:44 release.man
> 1. The program name should be something more understandable
> than sysinst -- howabout install or menu_install and maybe
> the existing install can be install.old
Install might be a better name.
> 7. I also tried a simple install (like in days of old). It worked fine
> except there was no hint of were/how I was to go to get a kernel.
See INSTALL. You get the kernel from the kern.tgz set.
> 3. I ran Configure. It asks about interfaces strip0, strip1 and eon0. What
> are these -- strip is metricom, and eon0 -- but I don't use either should
> Configure ask about it.
They are in GENERIC, and ifconfig -l finds them, so you might want to
configure them and you get asked.