Subject: Re: default install from CD
To: Gene Buckle <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Paul Helfenstein <email@example.com>
Date: 02/19/2003 18:32:12
Sorry for the delay... I had to wait until the end of my workday to retrace
my installation notes.
1) After burning the bootable 1.6 iso image, I attached a CDROM device (I
believe set to SCSI ID 6)
and attached a console to the serial port.
2) After powering on,and putting the CD in the CDROM drive, from the serial
console and at the prom prompt,
I booted the CDROM ("boot cdrom" on the IPX).
3) When NetBSD booted from CDROM and started the install menu, I selected
the option to install from CDROM
and used the default cdrom device when it was asked for.
4) I followed the normal install procedure for partitioning the disk and
installing NetBSD 1.6. Since the
kernel was not automatically loaded I was, of course, unable to boot the
installation from disk.
5) I rebooted from the CDROM a second time, but this time I chose the menu
option to boot into a shell instead
6) Once I was in shell, I was able to mount both the CDROM and the disk on
which I was installing at separate
mount points and manually copy the kernel:
mount /dev/sd0a /mnt
mount_cd9660 /dev/cd0a /mnt2
gunzip -c /mnt2/sparc/binary/kernel/netbsd-GENERIC.gz > /mnt/netbsd.GENERIC
7) I was then able to reboot from sd0a and all was fine with the installation.
You probably don't really need to boot a second time to copy the
kernel. There is an option in the install menu that lets
you branch into a shell after unpacking the install sets.
Hope this helps!
At 07:31 AM 02/19/2003 -0800, Gene Buckle wrote:
>On Tue, 18 Feb 2003, Paul Helfenstein wrote:
> > Howdy:
> > I've been following the dialogue on this thread.
> > FYI: I downloaded sparc_bootable.iso and installed on and IPX and IPC. In
> > both cases the kernel was
> > not automatically loaded and I had to boot into the shell and manually copy
> > it. After that, the installation was
> > fine.
>I wonder if that's what is up with my installation. Would you care to
>outline the copy procedure for me or point me to a faq that does?