Subject: Soooo close...
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 06/07/1999 09:31:43
I'm so darn close to getting a base install done, I can taste it...
Here's where I'm at so far. The system drive (Micropolis 1588,
emulating an RA81 thanks to the SCSI board) has been
disklabeled and newfs'd. It has also been bootblocked with
newfs -B ra0.
Question: newfs reported that some sectors remained
unallocated for each partition (a, b, c, and g) that I set up. Is this
normal? If not, what did I do wrong?
Next question: I'm trying to figure out what the name of the 1.4
kernel is (I thought it was still netbsd.gz, but no such luck) so I can
copy it to the system disk and try to boot from it instead of the
tape. However, I've not had any luck tracking it down as yet.
It appears that the /boot directory contains lots of files that may
or may not be required to boot 1.4, and I was thinking about
copying the whole thing to / on the system drive, but that's about
the time my vision started blurring from a long day's efforts.
Any thoughts? It's driving me nuts to think that after I get done
with this one miserable step, I can partition the second drive and
start installing the sets.
Thanks much, esp. to Emanuel, Paul Sawyer, and Mike Kukat.