Subject: Re: Netbooted, but what next?
To: None <>
From: Gordon W. Ross <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 04/06/1996 15:45:46
> From: "Scott J. Ellentuch" <>
> Date: Sat, 6 Apr 1996 12:30:45 -0500 (EST)

> Hi all,
> 	I finally got a chance to pick up the new netboot and am
> booted with the netboot-rd kernel.  Ok, so now what?!  I'm trying to do 
> this all via NFS, as there is no local disk.  Do I need to just get all
> the binary sets and expand them and drop in a real netbsd-gen kernel, 
> or is there some way I can use the miniroot?  What I'm looking to do is
> *JUST* get DNS and SENDMAIL working on it, THATS ALL!  Any ideas, as I
> don't want the whole monster if I don't need it.

You should unpack the "base" distribution on the server, then do some
selective removal of things you do not plan to use.  You should keep
	/etc /sbin /bin (need most of the stuff in the root)
	/usr/lib	(need shared libraries, etc.)
You get the idea.  You might temporarily move most of /usr to some
invisible (to the client) holding place, and hard-link those files
that are found to be needed back into the /usr hierarchy that is
exported to the client.  Your results might interest people here.