NetBSD Problem Report #51752

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Subject: Post install instructions, inc installer, unclear for Hpcmips  & IBM Z50
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>Number:         51752
>Category:       port-hpcmips
>Synopsis:       Post install instructions, inc installer, unclear for Hpcmips  & IBM Z50
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    port-hpcmips-maintainer
>State:          open
>Class:          doc-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Dec 29 13:45:00 +0000 2016
>Originator:     David Walton
>Release:        7.0.2
Home User
I managed to install NetBSD on my IBM Workpad Z50 with 48 MB RAM. It has taken me several months to get this far as there was a bug during the installation which I reported earlier. Thanks for fixing this. Unfortunately although successfully installed I am unable to boot NetBSD.

During POST of IBM Z50 a sequence of dots appear on screen where it is looking for a boot file, but it doesn't find the NetBSD install.

Also post installation steps are unclear in documentation and it would help if these could be automated in the installer making it fool proof for less experienced users such as myself.


1. I need to configure file in /etc directory??
2. Mount root file system read/write with #/sbin/mount-u-w/
3. Look at /etc/rc.conf and set rc_configured =YES exit hostname defaultrout?

Is there anyway this could be better automated, as you don't need to type anything in when installing Windows.
IBM Workpad Z50 with 48mb ram
IBM 4GB CompactFlash card
Add to post installation instructions and also to installer making it 'fool proof' for less experienced users.

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