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Re: INSTALL kernel

On Tue, 30 Sep 2008, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> I've been used to install NetBSD on test boxes by tftp booting the
> INSTALL kernel. It seems there's no suitable INSTALL kernel for
> this in -current now (INSTALL_FLOPPY doens't have ahci for example).
> How is one supposed to install NetBSD in such an environnement these days ?

The i386 INSTALL kernel was retired on 2008-05-02; see the following log

revision 1.326
date: 2008/05/02 23:13:05;  author: ad;  state: dead;  lines: +2 -2
Put the GENERIC kernel onto i386 installation CDs and load a kernel module
from the boot loader to provide the miniroot.
revision 1.325
date: 2008/05/02 15:26:38;  author: ad;  state: Exp;  lines: +3 -3
- Give x86 BIOS boot the ability to load new style modules and pass them
  into the kernel. Based on a patch by jmcneill@, with many fixes and
  improvements by me.

- Put MEMORY_DISK_DYNAMIC and MODULAR into the GENERIC kernels, so that
  you can load miniroot.kmod from the boot blocks and boot into the

I am not sure how you would load miniroot.kmod in a netboot environment,
but perhaps pxeboot(8) can do it.

--apb (Alan Barrett)

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