Subject: Re: Installing ELF snapshot from 1.5.2 sysinst
To: Chris Wareham <>
From: Jochen Kunz <>
List: port-vax
Date: 04/16/2002 13:12:30
On Tue, Apr 16, 2002 at 12:44:04PM +0100, Chris Wareham wrote:

> I've used the 1.5.2 sysinst to partition the disks and format
> them. I assume the next steps are:
> 1) Use the utility menu to start the networking
ifconfig -a
to see what interface you have. (depending on the VAX it may be qe0, 
le0 or ze0)
ifconfig le0
or what ever IPs you use. 

> 2) Drop to a shell
If you arn't there already. ;-)

> 3) Mount my freshly partitioned disks
Yes. Mount then with '-o async'. This will speed up the unTARing.

> 4) FTP the tarballs onto the disks and extract them
Yes. Or NFS mount the other disk...
You may use somthing like
for a in *.tgz ; do echo $a ; tar xzfp $a -C /mnt ; done
to do all unTARing in one step. 

> 5) Run MAKEDEV and set the timezone up
Yes. And make the disk bootable:
disklabel -B sd0
or installboot in /mnt/usr/mdec

> 6) Reboot
And it will stop in singe user mode. Finisch system configuration
by editing /etc/fstab and /etc/rc.conf.

> Have I missed any stages? 
Yes, see 5.: installing the bootblocks. :-)

> And how do I get the kernel source
> for the snapshot? I suppose I have to get it from CVS using the
> correct tag, but I don't know which one to use.
Get the latest and greatest kernel.  ;-)