Subject: Re: help
To: Jonathan R. Langdale <email@example.com>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
Date: 05/27/1997 15:04:35
>For easy installation, what I have done is below.
> Machine-A: i386 PC(NetBSD/i386) with HDD-A.
> Machine-B: DEC5000/25(Ultrix) with HDD-B.
> HDD-C: Target.
>1. Connect HDD-C to Machine-A and boot NetBSD/i386 on HDD-A.
>2. Write disklabel by NetBSD/i386's disklabel.
>3. Mount HDD-C and extract all NetBSD/pmax binary.
> <At this point HDD-C is pure NetBSD/i386 disk>
>4. Do "MAKEDEV all" on HDD-C and check /etc.
>5. Connect HDD-C to Machine-B and boot Ultrix on HDD-B.
>6. Write bootblock by NetBSD/pmax's disklabel for Ultrix.
> <At this point, HDD-C is NetBSD/pmax bootable but unable
> to mount on NetBSD/i386.>
>7. Boot NetBSD/pmax on HDD-C and enjoy!
Yes, that will work, thank you. I'll add it to the Web page.
And here's an easier way of doing this with diskimage.gz, if a 32Mbyte
root fileystem is the right size. (24Mbyte might be better for very,
very small disks.)
1. Connect HDD-C to Machien B and boot Ultrix off HDB-B.
2. uncompress diskimage.gz.
3. On Machine-B, do dd if=diskimage.gz of=/dev/rz?c
(where rz?c is HDD-C.
4. Boot machine-B from HDD-C.
Edit the disklabel from diskimage.tar.gz on /dev/rz?c
to suit your local setup.
5. Unpack the *.tar.gz pmax sets onto HDD-C.
(the tar sets could be NFS-mounted or you could copy them onto
HDD-A ahead of time, and then mount it read-only.)
This way is a couple of steps shorter, doesn't require an i386, and
doesn't require moving any disk drives.
I really shouuld rebuild diskimage.tar.gz with a statically-linked
tar, gzip/gunzip, uncompres, vi, and ftp. That would make it easier
to set things up. Next is to add all the install/upgrade scripts...