Subject: Re: default install from CD
To: None <>
From: grant beattie <>
List: port-sparc
Date: 02/14/2003 10:51:58
On Thu, Feb 13, 2003 at 04:43:26PM -0700, Rick Kelly wrote:

> >NetBSD's install on sparc is pretty brain-damaged.  FYI it really did
> >not work very well out of the box for me on sparc64 either.
> It appears to be only CD install that has problems. I have installed
> 1.6 on a 4c and a 4m from my netboot server using the custom install
> option, and got everything I wanted.
> The problem with default install on sparc is that there are 3 kernels
> to choose from.
> The problem also with the current CD is that sysinst/pax chokes while
> untarring misc or text. This doesn't happen with net installs.

Is this problem still present in the top of the -1-6 branch? Various
reports have said that this particular bug has now been fixed, and
I've done ~10 1.6.1_RC1 installs and not hit it (previously, about 1
in 3 or 4 would trigger it).

As for the sparc64 CD install, I did not encounter anything that would
fall under the "did not work very well out of the box" heading.