Subject: Re: default install from CD
To: Gene Buckle <>
From: Paul Helfenstein <>
List: port-sparc
Date: 02/19/2003 18:32:12
Howdy Gene:

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
of installing.

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!
Paul H.

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?