NetBSD Problem Report #41122
From www@NetBSD.org Wed Apr 1 19:16:03 2009
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Subject: sgimips bootable iso image does not contain the necessary tools to install this port
>Synopsis: Cannot install netbsd form the sgimips iso-image
>Arrival-Date: Wed Apr 01 19:20:01 +0000 2009
>Last-Modified: Sun Apr 05 17:20:01 +0000 2009
>Originator: Mark Kirby
>Release: sgimips 5.99.8
The install kernel boots and displays the correct disk size (18GB). Sysinst starts , select disk to install on. Next screen says your netbsd part of the disk is 9mb. There is no option to change this only to modify the netbsd partitions with in this 9mb area. Break out of sysinst and disklabel sd0 says i have only 20320 sectors which is far too small for a 18GB disk. sgivol also gives this figure.
build the sgi-mips iso image and try to install on an o2.
From: Izumi Tsutsui <email@example.com>
Cc: install-manager@NetBSD.org, gnats-admin@NetBSD.org, netbsd-bugs@NetBSD.org,
Subject: Re: install/41122: sgimips bootable iso image does not contain the
necessary tools to install this port
Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2009 08:14:44 +0900
> >Synopsis: sgimips bootable iso image does not contain the necessary tools to install this port
> To make a disk bootable on sgimips one needs to use the
> svhlabel and sgivol tools. These are not present in the
> iso-image and they are not integrated into sysinst.
sgivol is in /usr/mdec in install ramdisk and sysinst invokes it.
(see src/distrib/sgimips/ramdisk/list and
I don't think svhlavel is needed for install.
What's your actual problem?
From: Mark Kirby <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: Mark Kirby <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: install/41122: sgimips bootable iso image does not contain the necessary tools to install this port
Date: Sun, 5 Apr 2009 18:15:01 +0100
It would appear that disklabel will fail to report the correct disk
size if IRIX is allready installed on the disk.
While the kernel reported the disk as being 18GB disklabel only
reported it as 35MB. After using dd to blank the disk i have now
managed to use sysinst to install sgimips on this machine.
$NetBSD: query-full-pr,v 1.36 2007/11/24 03:27:39 kano Exp $
$NetBSD: gnats_config.sh,v 1.8 2006/05/07 09:23:38 tsutsui Exp $
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