NetBSD Problem Report #50770

From  Fri Feb  5 08:23:14 2016
Return-Path: <>
Received: from ( [])
	(using TLSv1.2 with cipher ECDHE-RSA-AES256-GCM-SHA384 (256/256 bits))
	(Client CN "", Issuer "Postmaster" (verified OK))
	by (Postfix) with ESMTPS id 856617ABD0
	for <>; Fri,  5 Feb 2016 08:23:14 +0000 (UTC)
Message-Id: <>
Date: Fri,  5 Feb 2016 16:23:10 +0800 (PHT)
Subject: sysinst fails to add additional sets
X-Send-Pr-Version: 3.95

>Number:         50770
>Category:       install
>Synopsis:       sysinst fails to add additional sets
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    martin
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Feb 05 08:25:00 +0000 2016
>Last-Modified:  Mon Jan 21 21:18:54 +0000 2019
>Originator:     Paul Goyette
>Release:        NetBSD 7.99.26
| Paul Goyette     | PGP Key fingerprint:     | E-mail addresses:      |
| (Retired)        | FA29 0E3B 35AF E8AE 6651 | paul at   |
| Kernel Developer | 0786 F758 55DE 53BA 7731 | pgoyette at |

System:NetBSD 7.99.26 (GENERIC) #0: Thu Feb  4 11:31:50 PHT 2016
Architecture: x86_64
Machine: amd64
	sysinst(8) fails to install "additional sets" on an existing

	Using anita, do a default install, which installs only the base,
	etc, misc, tests, comp, and modules sets (in addition to a GENERIC
	kernel).  The anita command used:

	# anita --workdir ./work --disk-size 8G --memory-size 1024M \
	? install /build/netbsd-local/release/amd64/

	Then boot the resulting system, log in as root, and invoke the
	sysinst(8) utility.  Select your appropriate Keyboard type, and
	on the next page, select option "(c) Re-install sets or install
	additional sets".  Confirm that you really want to do this, and
	then sysinst reports "I can not find any hard disks for use by
	NetBSD.  You will be returned to the  original menu."

	See above.

	Unknown.  One would expect that sysinst would "find" the hard
	drive on which NetBSD is currently running, and that it would
	then ask you for the location of the additional/replacement sets
	to be installed.



Responsible-Changed-From-To: install-manager->martin
Responsible-Changed-When: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 10:01:59 +0000


NetBSD Home
NetBSD PR Database Search

(Contact us) $NetBSD: query-full-pr,v 1.43 2018/01/16 07:36:43 maya Exp $
$NetBSD:,v 1.9 2014/08/02 14:16:04 spz Exp $
Copyright © 1994-2017 The NetBSD Foundation, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.