NetBSD Problem Report #11443

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Subject: ARC port has no INSTALL document
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>Number:         11443
>Category:       port-arc
>Synopsis:       ARC port has no INSTALL document
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    tsutsui
>State:          closed
>Class:          doc-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Nov 08 03:52:00 +0000 2000
>Closed-Date:    Sat Sep 13 15:47:01 +0000 2008
>Last-Modified:  Sat Sep 13 15:50:02 +0000 2008
>Originator:     Jason R. Thorpe
>Release:        NetBSD 1.5_BETA2
Zembu Labs, Inc.

System: NetBSD dr-evil 1.5I NetBSD 1.5I (DR-EVIL.4MB) #70: Sun Nov 5 13:56:54 PST 2000 thorpej@dr-evil:/u1/netbsd/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/DR-EVIL.4MB i386

	The ARC port has no INSTALL document.  This makes it
	difficult when doing an install on a system -- what
	partition arrangement is needed?  Where does the kernel
	have to go?  What ARC Console environment variables
	should I set?

	What's the best way to install when NT isn't on the
	machine (or when NT 4 crashes consistently during
	installation, FEH). get the idea.



Responsible-Changed-From-To: port-arc-maintainer->soda 
Responsible-Changed-By: perry 
Responsible-Changed-When: Mon Mar 31 12:24:16 PST 2003 
The only one who can do this, likely, is soda. 
Responsible-Changed-From-To: soda->tsutsui
Responsible-Changed-When: Sun, 14 Sep 2008 00:47:01 +0900

State-Changed-From-To: open->closed
State-Changed-When: Sun, 14 Sep 2008 00:47:01 +0900
Finally fixed by another person, who wrote bootloader and sysinst support.

From: Izumi Tsutsui <>
Subject: PR/11443 CVS commit: src/distrib/notes
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2008 15:43:07 +0000 (UTC)

 Module Name:	src
 Committed By:	tsutsui
 Date:		Sat Sep 13 15:43:07 UTC 2008

 Modified Files:
 	src/distrib/notes: Makefile
 	src/distrib/notes/common: postinstall sysinst xfer
 Added Files:
 	src/distrib/notes/arc: Makefile hardware install prep upgrade xfer

 Log Message:
 First cut at INSTALL notes for NetBSD/arc.
 Finally we could close another ancient PR port-arc/11443.

 After several years, we got the native bootloader and then had
 sysinst which would do apprpriate partitioning for the bootloader,
 so I've noted the last difficult part, how to specify boot commands
 on the ARC BIOS.

 I still wonder how many possible users of NetBSD/arc are there
 who will need this topic though... ;-p

 To generate a diff of this commit:
 cvs rdiff -r1.39 -r1.40 src/distrib/notes/Makefile
 cvs rdiff -r0 -r1.3 src/distrib/notes/arc/Makefile
 cvs rdiff -r0 -r1.1 src/distrib/notes/arc/hardware \
     src/distrib/notes/arc/install src/distrib/notes/arc/prep \
     src/distrib/notes/arc/upgrade src/distrib/notes/arc/xfer
 cvs rdiff -r1.66 -r1.67 src/distrib/notes/common/postinstall
 cvs rdiff -r1.92 -r1.93 src/distrib/notes/common/sysinst
 cvs rdiff -r1.62 -r1.63 src/distrib/notes/common/xfer

 Please note that diffs are not public domain; they are subject to the
 copyright notices on the relevant files.


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