Subject: Re: Netbooted, but what next?
To: Gordon W. Ross <>
From: Scott J. Ellentuch <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 04/06/1996 17:00:03
> > 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.
Ok, well, I grabbed everything and did what I think was right (Ok, for
the first go round I put EVERYTHING down... I'll take away as necessary).

However, its taking FOREVER to do the fsck...... But why, its a NFS root.
Does it STILL think it needs to do that?