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1.3       jdf         1: **Contents**
                      3: [[!toc levels=3]]
1.1       jdf         5: # Example installation
                      7: ## Introduction
1.5       jdf         9: This chapter will guide you through the installation process. The concepts
                     10: presented here apply to all installation methods. The only difference is in the
                     11: way the distribution sets are fetched by the installer. Some details of the
                     12: installation differ depending on the NetBSD release: The examples from this
1.1       jdf        13: chapter were created with NetBSD 5.0.
                     15: ### Note
1.5       jdf        17: The following install screens are just examples. Do not simply copy them, as
1.1       jdf        18: your hardware and configuration details may be different!
                     20: ## The installation process
1.5       jdf        22: The installation process is divided logically in two parts. In the first part
                     23: you create a partition for NetBSD and write the disklabel for that partition. In
                     24: the second part you decide which distribution sets (subsets of the operating
                     25: system) you want to install and then extract the files into the newly created
1.1       jdf        26: partition(s).
                     28: ## Keyboard layout
1.2       jdf        30: [[!table data="""
                     31: US | IT | DE | FR
                     32: `-` | `'` | `ß` | `)`
                     33: `/` | `-` | `-` | `!`
                     34: `=` | `ì` | `'` | `-`
                     35: `:` | `ç` | `Ö` | `M`
                     36: `;` | `ò` | `ö` | `m`
                     37: `#` | `£` | `§` | `3`
                     38: `"` | `°` | `Ä` | `%`
                     39: `*` | `(` | `(` | `8`
                     40: `(` | `)` | `)` | `9`
                     41: `)` | `=` | `=` | `0`
                     42: `'` | `à` | `ä` | `ù`
                     43: `` ` `` | `\` | `^` | `@`
                     44: `\` | `ù` | `#` | `` ` ``
                     45: """]]
1.1       jdf        46: 
1.5       jdf        47: The NetBSD install program sysinst allows you to change the keyboard layout
                     48: during the installation. If for some reason this does not work for you, you can
1.1       jdf        49: use the map in the following table.
                     51: ## Starting the installation
1.5       jdf        53: To start the installation of NetBSD, insert your chosen boot media (CD/DVD, USB
                     54: drive, floppy, etc.) and reboot the computer. The kernel on the installation
                     55: medium will be booted and start displaying a lot of messages on the screen about
1.1       jdf        56: hardware being detected.
                     58: ![Selecting the language](/guide/images/exinst_language.png)  
                     59: **Selecting the language**
1.5       jdf        61: When the kernel has booted you will find yourself in the NetBSD installation
                     62: program, sysinst, shown in the previous figure. From here on you should follow
                     63: the instructions displayed on the screen, using the `INSTALL` document as a
                     64: companion reference. You will find the INSTALL document in various formats in
                     65: the root directory of the NetBSD release. The sysinst screens all have more or
                     66: less the same layout: the upper part of the screen shows a short description of
                     67: the current operation or a short help message, and the rest of the screen is
                     68: made up of interactive menus and prompts. To make a choice, use the cursor keys,
                     69: the `Ctrl+N` (next) and `Ctrl+P` (previous) keys, or press one of the letters
1.1       jdf        70: displayed left of each choice. Confirm your choice by pressing the Return key.
                     72: Start by selecting the language you prefer to use for the installation process.
                     74: The next screen will allow you to select a suitable keyboard type:
                     76: ![Selecting a keyboard type](/guide/images/exinst_keyboard.png)  
                     77: **Selecting a keyboard type**
                     79: This will bring you to the main menu of the installation program:
                     81: ![The sysinst main menu](/guide/images/exinst_main.png)  
                     82: **The sysinst main menu**
1.5       jdf        84: Choosing the *Install NetBSD to hard disk* option brings you to the next screen
1.1       jdf        85: , where you need to confirm that you want to continue the installation:
                     87: ![Confirming to install NetBSD](/guide/images/exinst_confirm.png)  
                     88: **Confirming to install NetBSD**
1.5       jdf        90: After choosing *Yes* to continue, sysinst displays a list of one or more disks
                     91: and asks which one you want to install NetBSD on. In the example given in the
                     92: following figure, there are two disks, and NetBSD will be installed on `wd0`,
                     93: the first IDE disk found. If you use SCSI or external USB disks, the first will
1.1       jdf        94: be named `sd0`, the second `sd1` and so on.
                     96: ![Choosing a hard disk](/guide/images/exinst_select_disk.png)  
                     97: **Choosing a hard disk**
1.5       jdf        99: The installer will then ask whether you want to do a full, minimal or custom
                    100: installation. NetBSD is broken into a collection of distributions sets. *Full
                    101: installation* is the default and will install all sets; *Minimal installation*
                    102: will only install a small core set, the minimum of what is needed for a working
                    103: system. If you select *Custom installation* you can select which sets you would
1.1       jdf       104: like to have installed. This step is shown here:
                    106: ![Full or custom installation](/guide/images/exinst_install-type.png)  
                    107: **Full or custom installation**
1.5       jdf       109: If you choose to do a custom installation, sysinst will allow you to choose
                    110: which distribution sets to install, as shown in the following figure. At a
1.1       jdf       111: minimum, you must select a kernel and the *Base* and *System (/etc)* sets.
                    113: ![Selecting distribution sets](/guide/images/exinst_sets.png)  
                    114: **Selecting distribution sets**
                    116: ## MBR partitions
1.5       jdf       118: The first important step of the installation has come: the partitioning of the
                    119: hard disk. First, you need to specify whether NetBSD will use a partition
                    120: (suggested choice) or the whole disk. In the former case it is still possible to
                    121: create a partition that uses the whole hard disk (see below) so we recommend
                    122: that you select this option as it keeps the BIOS partition table in a format
1.1       jdf       123: which is compatible with other operating systems.
                    125: ![Choosing the partitioning scheme](/guide/images/exinst_mbr.png)  
                    126: **Choosing the partitioning scheme**
1.5       jdf       128: The next screen shows the current state of the MBR partition table on the hard
                    129: disk before the installation of NetBSD. There are four primary partitions, and
                    130: as you can see, this example disk is currently empty. If you do have other
                    131: partitions you can leave them around and install NetBSD on a partition that is
1.1       jdf       132: currently unused, or you can overwrite a partition to use it for NetBSD.
                    134: ![fdisk](/guide/images/exinst_fdisk.png)  
                    135: **fdisk**
1.5       jdf       137: Deleting a partition is simple: after selecting the partition, a menu with
                    138: options for that partition will appear (see below). Change the partition kind to
                    139: *Delete partition* to remove the partition. Of course, if you want to use the
1.1       jdf       140: partition for NetBSD you can set the partition kind to *NetBSD*.
1.5       jdf       142: You can create a partition for NetBSD by selecting the partition you want to
                    143: install NetBSD to. The partition names `a` to `d` correspond to the four primary
                    144: partitions on other operating systems. After selecting a partition, a menu with
1.1       jdf       145: options for that partition will appear, as shown here:
                    147: ![Partition options](/guide/images/exinst_fdisk-type.png)  
                    148: **Partition options**
                    150: To create a new partition, the following information must be supplied:
                    152:  * the type (kind) of the new partition
                    153:  * the first (start) sector of the new partition
                    154:  * the size of the new partition
1.5       jdf       156: Choose the partition type *NetBSD* for the new partition (using the `type`
                    157: option). The installation program will try to guess the *start* position based
                    158: on the end of the preceding partition. Change this value if necessary. The same
                    159: thing applies to the `size` option; the installation program will try to fill in
                    160: the space that is available until the next partition or the end of the disk
                    161: (depending on which comes first). You can change this value if it is incorrect,
1.1       jdf       162: or if you do not want NetBSD to use the suggested amount of space.
1.5       jdf       164: After you have chosen the partition type, start position, and size, it is a good
                    165: idea to set the name that should be used in the boot menu. You can do this by
                    166: selecting the *bootmenu* option and providing a label, e.g., `NetBSD`. It is a
                    167: good idea to repeat this step for other bootable partitions so you can boot both
                    168: NetBSD and a Windows system (or other operating systems) using the NetBSD
                    169: bootselector. If you are satisfied with the partition options, confirm your
                    170: choice by selecting *Partition OK*. Choose *Partition table OK* to leave the MBR
1.1       jdf       171: partition table editor.
1.5       jdf       173: If you have made an error in partitioning (for example you have created
                    174: overlapping partitions) sysinst will display a message and suggest that you go
                    175: back to the MBR partition editor (but you are also allowed to continue). If the
                    176: data is correct but the NetBSD partition lies outside the range of sectors which
                    177: is bootable by the BIOS, sysinst will warn you and ask if you want to proceed
1.1       jdf       178: anyway. Doing so may lead to problems on older PCs.
1.5       jdf       180: *Note*: This is not a limitation of NetBSD. Some old BIOSes cannot boot a
                    181: partition which lies outside the first 1024 cylinders. To fully understand the
                    182: problem you should study the different type of BIOSes and the many addressing
                    183: schemes that they use (*physical CHS*, *logical CHS*, *LBA*, ...). These topics
1.1       jdf       184: are not described in this guide.
1.5       jdf       186: On modern computers (those with support for *int13 extensions*), it is possible
                    187: to install NetBSD in partitions that live outside the first 8 GB of the hard
1.1       jdf       188: disk, provided that the NetBSD boot selector is installed.
1.5       jdf       190: Next, sysinst will offer to install a boot selector on the hard disk. This
1.1       jdf       191: screen is shown here:
                    193: ![Installing the boot selector](/guide/images/exinst_bootselect.png)  
                    194: **Installing the boot selector**
1.5       jdf       196: At this point, the *BIOS partitions* (called *slices* on BSD systems) have been
                    197: created. They are also called *PC BIOS partitions*, *MBR partitions* or *fdisk
1.1       jdf       198: partitions*.
1.5       jdf       200: *Note*: Do not confuse the *slices* or *BIOS partitions* with the *BSD
1.1       jdf       201: partitions*, which are different things.
                    203: ## Disklabel partitions
1.5       jdf       205: Some platforms, like PC systems (amd64 and i386), use DOS-style MBR partitions
                    206: to separate file systems. The MBR partition you created earlier in the
                    207: installation process is necessary to make sure that other operating systems do
1.1       jdf       208: not overwrite the diskspace that you allocated to NetBSD.
1.5       jdf       210: NetBSD uses its own partition scheme, called a *disklabel*, which is stored at
                    211: the start of the MBR partition. In the next few steps you will create a
1.6     ! plunky    212: [[!template id=man name="disklabel" section="5"]]
1.5       jdf       213: and set the sizes of the NetBSD partitions, or use existing partition sizes, as
1.1       jdf       214: shown here:
                    216: ![Edit partitions?](/guide/images/exinst_disklabel.png)  
                    217: **Edit partitions?**
1.5       jdf       219: When you choose to set the sizes of the NetBSD partitions you can define the
                    220: partitions you would like to create. The installation program will generate a
1.1       jdf       221: disklabel based on these settings. This installation screen is shown here:
                    223: ![Setting partition sizes](/guide/images/exinst_disklabel-change.png)  
                    224: **Setting partition sizes**
1.5       jdf       226: The default partition scheme of just using a big `/` (root) file system (plus
                    227: swap) works fine with NetBSD, and there is little need to change this. The
                    228: previous figure shows how to change the size of the swap partition to 600 MB.
                    229: Changing `/tmp` to reside on a *RAM disk*
1.6     ! plunky    230: ([[!template id=man name="mfs" section="8"]]) for
1.5       jdf       231: extra speed may be a good idea. Other partition schemes may use separate
                    232: partitions for `/var`, `/usr` and/or `/home`, but you should use your own
1.1       jdf       233: experience to decide if you need this.
1.5       jdf       235: The next step is to create the disklabel and edit its partitions, if necessary,
                    236: using the disklabel editor (see below). If you predefined the partition sizes in
                    237: the previous step, the resulting disklabel will probably fit your wishes. In
                    238: that case you can complete the process immediately by selecting *Partition sizes
1.1       jdf       239: ok*.
                    241: ![The disklabel editor](/guide/images/exinst_disklabel-partitions.png)  
                    242: **The disklabel editor**
1.5       jdf       244: There are two reserved partitions, `c`, representing the NetBSD partition, and
                    245: `d`, representing the whole disk. You can edit all other partitions by using the
                    246: cursor keys and pressing the return key. You can add a partition by selecting an
                    247: unused slot and setting parameters for that partition. The partition editing
1.1       jdf       248: screen is shown below:
                    250: ![Disklabel partition editing](/guide/images/exinst_disklabel-partition-editor.png)  
                    251: **Disklabel partition editing**
                    253: ## Setting the disk name
1.5       jdf       255: After defining the partitions in the new disklabel, the last item is to enter a
                    256: name for the NetBSD disk as shown bwlow. This can be used later to distinguish
1.1       jdf       257: between disklabels of otherwise identical disks.
                    259: ![Naming the NetBSD disk](/guide/images/exinst_diskname.png)  
                    260: **Naming the NetBSD disk**
                    262: ## Last chance!
1.5       jdf       264: The installer now has all the data it needs to prepare the disk. Nothing has
                    265: been written to the disk at this point, and now is your last chance to abort the
                    266: installation process before actually writing data to the disk. Choose *no* to
                    267: abort the installation process and return to the main menu, or continue by
1.1       jdf       268: selecting *yes*.
                    270: ![Last chance to abort](/guide/images/exinst_last-chance.png)  
                    271: **Last chance to abort**
                    273: ## The disk preparation process
1.5       jdf       275: After confirming that sysinst should prepare the disk, it will run
1.6     ! plunky    276: [[!template id=man name="disklabel" section="8"]]
1.5       jdf       277: to create the NetBSD partition layout and
1.6     ! plunky    278: [[!template id=man name="newfs" section="8"]] to
1.1       jdf       279: create the file systems on the disk.
1.5       jdf       281: After preparing the NetBSD partitions and their filesystems, the next question
                    282: (shown in the next figure) is which *bootblocks* to install. Usually you will
                    283: choose the default of *BIOS console*, i.e., show boot messages on your
1.1       jdf       284: computer's display.
1.5       jdf       286: If you run a farm of machines without monitor, it may be more convenient to use
                    287: a serial console running on one of the serial ports. The menu also allows
                    288: changing the serial port's baud rate from the default of 9600 baud, 8 data bits,
1.1       jdf       289: no parity and one stopbit.
                    291: ![Selecting bootblocks](/guide/images/exinst_bootblocks.png)  
                    292: **Selecting bootblocks**
                    294: ## Choosing the installation media
1.5       jdf       296: At this point, you have finished the first and most difficult part of the
1.1       jdf       297: installation!
1.5       jdf       299: The second half of the installation process consists of populating the file
                    300: systems by extracting the distribution sets that you selected earlier (base,
                    301: compiler tools, games, etc). Before unpacking the sets, sysinst asks what
                    302: information you would like to see during that process, as shown below. You can
                    303: choose between a progress bar, a display of the name of each extracted file, or
1.1       jdf       304: nothing.
                    306: ![Choosing the verbosity of the extraction process](/guide/images/exinst_verbosity.png)  
                    307: **Choosing the verbosity of the extraction process**
1.5       jdf       309: Now sysinst needs to find the NetBSD sets and you must tell it where to find
                    310: them. The menu offers several choices, as shown below. The options are explained
1.1       jdf       311: in detail in the `INSTALL` documents.
                    313: ![Installation media](/guide/images/exinst_medium.png)  
                    314: **Installation media**
                    316: ### Installing from CD-ROM or DVD
1.5       jdf       318: When selecting *CD-ROM / DVD*, sysinst asks the name of the CD-ROM or DVD device
                    319: and the directory in which the set files are stored, see below. The device is
                    320: usually `cd0` for the first CD-ROM or DVD drive, regardless of whether it is IDE
1.1       jdf       321: or SCSI (or even USB or FireWire).
                    323: ![CD-ROM/DVD installation](/guide/images/exinst_cdrom.png)  
                    324: **CD-ROM/DVD installation**
                    326: ### The CD-ROM/DVD device name
1.5       jdf       328: If you don't know the name of the CD-ROM/DVD device, you can find by doing the
1.1       jdf       329: following:
                    331:  1. Press Ctrl-Z to pause sysinst and go to the shell prompt.
                    333:  2. Type the command:
                    335:         # dmesg
                    337:     This will show the kernel startup messages, including the name of the CD-ROM device, for example *cd0*.
                    339:  3. If the display scrolls too quickly, you can also use **more**:
                    341:         # dmesg | more
                    343:  4. Go back to the installation program with the command:
                    345:         # fg
                    347: ### Installing from an unmounted file system
1.5       jdf       349: The next figure shows the menu to install NetBSD from an unmounted file system.
                    350: It is necessary to specify the device (*Device*), the file system of the device
                    351: (*File system*) and the path to the install sets (*Set directory*). The setting
1.1       jdf       352: for the *Base directory* is optional and can be kept blank.
1.5       jdf       354: In the following example the install sets are stored on a *MSDOS* file system,
1.1       jdf       355: on partition `e` on the device `sd0`.
                    357: ![Mounting a file system](/guide/images/exinst_mount.png)  
                    358: **Mounting a file system**
1.5       jdf       360: It is usually necessary to specify the device name and the partition. The
1.1       jdf       361: following figure shows how to specify device `sd0` with partition `e`.
                    363: ![Mounting a partition](/guide/images/exinst_mount-partition.png)  
                    364: **Mounting a partition**
1.5       jdf       366: In the next figure, the file system type is specified. It is `msdos` but it
                    367: could also be the NetBSD file system `ffs` or `ext2fs`, a Linux file system. The
                    368: *Base directory item is left blank and the binary sets are stored under `/sets`.
1.1       jdf       369: Choosing *Continue* will start the extraction of the sets.
                    370: *
                    372: ![Accessing a MSDOS file system](/guide/images/exinst_mount-msdos.png)  
                    373: **Accessing a MSDOS file system**
                    375: ### Installing via FTP
1.5       jdf       377: If you choose to install from a local network or the Internet via FTP, sysinst
                    378: will configure the system's network connection, download the selected set files
1.1       jdf       379: to a temporary directory, and then extract them.
1.5       jdf       381: NetBSD currently supports installation via ethernet, USB ethernet or wireless,
                    382: and wireless LAN. Installation via DSL (PPP over Ethernet) is not supported
1.1       jdf       383: during installation.
1.5       jdf       385: The first step shown in the next figure further below consists of selecting
                    386: which network card to configure. sysinst will determine a list of available
1.1       jdf       387: network interfaces, present them and ask which one to use.
1.5       jdf       389: *Note*: The exact names of your network interfaces depend on the hardware you
                    390: use. Example interfaces are `wm` for Intel Gigabit interfaces, `ne` for NE2000
                    391: and compatible ethernet cards, and `ath` for Atheros based wireless cards. This
1.1       jdf       392: list is by no means complete, and NetBSD supports many more network devices.
1.5       jdf       394: To get a list of network interfaces available on your system, interrupt the
1.1       jdf       395: installation process by pressing `Ctrl+Z`, then enter
                    397:     # ifconfig -a
                    398:     ne2: flags=8822<UP,BROADCAST,NOTRAILERS,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
                    399:             address: 00:06:0d:c6:73:d5
                    400:             media: Ethernet autoselect 10baseT full-duplex
                    401:             status: active
                    402:             inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast
                    403:             inet6 fe80::206:dff:fec6:73d5%ne2 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1
                    404:     lo0: flags=8009<UP,LOOPBACK,MULTICAST> mtu 33196
                    405:             inet netmask 0xff000000
                    406:             inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128
                    407:             inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x2
                    408:     ppp0: flags=8010<POINTOPOINT,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
                    409:     ppp1: flags=8010<POINTOPOINT,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
                    410:     sl0: flags=c010<POINTOPOINT,LINK2,MULTICAST> mtu 296
                    411:     sl1: flags=c010<POINTOPOINT,LINK2,MULTICAST> mtu 296
                    412:     strip0: flags=0 mtu 1100
1.5       jdf       413:     strip1: flags=0 mtu 1100
1.1       jdf       414: 
1.5       jdf       415: To get more information about all the devices found during system startup,
1.1       jdf       416: including network devices, type
                    418:     # dmesg | more
                    420: You can return to the NetBSD installation by typing
                    422:     # fg
                    424: ![Which network interface to configure](/guide/images/exinst_ftp-if.png)  
                    425: **Which network interface to configure**
                    427: Next, you have a chance to set your network medium.
1.5       jdf       429: *Note*: It is unlikely that you will need to enter anything other than the
                    430: default here. If you experience problems like very slow transfers or timeouts,
                    431: you may, for example, force different duplex settings for ethernet cards. To get
                    432: a list of supported media and media options for a given network device (ne2, for
1.1       jdf       433: example), escape from sysinst by pressing `Ctrl+Z`, then enter:
                    435:     # ifconfig -m ne2
                    436:     ne2: flags=8822<UP,BROADCAST,NOTRAILERS,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
                    437:             address: 00:03:0d:c6:73:d5
                    438:             media: Ethernet 10baseT full-duplex
                    439:             status: active
                    440:             supported Ethernet media:
                    441:                     media 10baseT
                    442:                     media 10baseT mediaopt full-duplex
                    443:                     media 10base2
                    444:                     media autoselect
1.5       jdf       446: The various values printed after `media` may be of interest here, including
1.1       jdf       447: keywords like `autoselect` but also including any `mediaopt` settings.
                    449: Return to the installation by typing:
                    451:     # fg
1.5       jdf       453: The next question will be whether you want to perform DHCP autoconfiguration as
                    454: shown in the figure below. Answer *Yes* if you have a DHCP *Dynamic Host
                    455: Configuration Protocol* (DHCP) running somewhere on your network, and sysinst
                    456: will fetch a number of defaults from it. Answer *No* to enter all the values
1.1       jdf       457: manually.
                    459: We will assume you answered *No* and go into all the questions asked in detail.
                    461: ![Using DHCP for network configuration](/guide/images/exinst_ftp-dhcp.png)  
                    462: **Using DHCP for network configuration**
1.5       jdf       464: The image below shows the questions asked for the network configuration. The
1.1       jdf       465: values to be entered are:
                    467:  * *Your DNS Domain:* -- This is the name of the domain you are in.
1.5       jdf       468:  * *Your hostname:* -- The name by which other machines can usually address your
1.1       jdf       469:    computer. Not used during installation.
1.5       jdf       470:  * *Your IPv4 number:* -- Enter your numerical Internet Protocol address in
1.1       jdf       471:    *dotted quad* notation here, for example,
1.5       jdf       472:  * *IPv4 Netmask:* -- The netmask for your network, either given as a hex value
1.1       jdf       473:    (`0xffffff00`) or in dotted-quad notation (``).
1.5       jdf       474:  * *IPv4 gateway:* -- Your router's (or default gateway's) IP address. Do not
1.1       jdf       475:    use a hostname here!
1.5       jdf       476:  * *IPv4 name server:* -- Your (first) DNS server's IP address. Again, don't use
1.1       jdf       477:    a hostname.
                    479: ![Entering and configuring network data](/guide/images/exinst_ftp-cfg.png)  
                    480: **Entering and configuring network data**
1.5       jdf       482: After answering all of your network configuration info, it will be displayed,
1.1       jdf       483: and you will have a chance to go back and make changes.
                    485: ![Confirming network parameters](/guide/images/exinst_ftp-cfgok.png)  
                    486: **Confirming network parameters**
1.5       jdf       488: sysinst will now run a few commands (not displayed in detail here) to configure
                    489: the network: flushing the routing table, setting the default route, and testing
1.1       jdf       490: if the network connection is operational.
1.5       jdf       492: Now that you have a functional network connection, you must tell the installer
1.1       jdf       493: how to get the distribution sets, as shown in the next figure.
1.5       jdf       495: When you are satisfied with your settings (the defaults work most of the time),
1.1       jdf       496: choose *Get Distribution* to continue.
                    498: ![Defining the FTP settings](/guide/images/exinst_ftp-src.png)  
                    499: **Defining the FTP settings**
                    501: ### Installing via NFS
1.5       jdf       503: If you want to install NetBSD from a server in your local network, NFS is an
1.1       jdf       504: alternative to FTP.
1.5       jdf       506: *Note*: Using this installation method requires the ability to set up an NFS
1.1       jdf       507: server, a topic which is not discussed here.
1.5       jdf       509: As shown below, you must specify the IP address of the NFS server with "Host",
                    510: the "Base directory" that is *exported* by the NFS server, and the "Set
1.1       jdf       511: directory", which contains the install sets.
                    513: ![NFS install screen](/guide/images/exinst_nfs.png)  
                    514: **NFS install screen**
1.5       jdf       516: The following image shows an example: Host `` is the NFS server that
                    517: provides the directory `/home/username/Downloads` The NetBSD install sets are
                    518: stored in the directory `/home/username/Downloads/sets` on the NFS server.
1.1       jdf       519: Choose *Continue* to start the installation of the distribution sets.
                    521: ![NFS example](/guide/images/exinst_nfs-example.png)  
                    522: **NFS example**
                    524: ## Extracting sets
1.5       jdf       526: After the method for obtaining distribution sets has been chosen, and (if
                    527: applicable) after those sets have been transferred, they will be extracted into
1.1       jdf       528: the new NetBSD file system.
1.5       jdf       530: After extracting all selected sets, sysinst will create device nodes in the
1.1       jdf       531: `/dev` directory and then display a message saying that everything went well.
1.5       jdf       533: Another message will let you know that the set extraction is now completed, and
                    534: that you will have an opportunity to configure some essential things before
1.1       jdf       535: finishing the NetBSD installation:
                    537: ![Extraction of sets completed](/guide/images/exinst_extraction-complete.png)  
                    538: **Extraction of sets completed**
                    540: ## System configuration
1.5       jdf       542: Having reached this point of the installation you will see the configuration
1.4       jdf       543: menu:
1.1       jdf       544: 
1.4       jdf       545: ![Configuration menu](/guide/images/exinst_configuration_menu.png)  
                    546: **Configuration menu**
                    548: Here, you can do the following:
                    550:  * *Configure network* -- make changes to the network settings on the installed
1.5       jdf       551:    system, i.e. either configure it or if you already did, write that
1.4       jdf       552:    configuration to disk.
                    554:  * *Timezone* -- set your time zone.
1.5       jdf       556:  * *Root shell* -- this potion allows you to choose which command line
1.4       jdf       557:    interpreter, also known as *shell*, will be used for the root account.
                    559:  * *Change root password* -- set the password you will use to login in as root.
1.5       jdf       561:  * *Enable installation of binary packages* -- this option enables the
1.4       jdf       562:    installation of binary packages (3rd party software).
1.5       jdf       564:  * *Fetch and unpack pkgsrc for building from source* -- install the pkgsrc
                    565:    tree for installing third-party software from source.
1.4       jdf       566: 
1.5       jdf       567:  * *Enable sshd* -- enable the secure shell daemon sshd(8) to allow users to
1.4       jdf       568:    login over an insecure network.
                    570:  * *Enable ntpd* -- ntpd(8) is the daemon to keep the system time accurate.
                    572:  * *Run ntpdate at boot* -- sets the local date and time.
1.5       jdf       574:  * *Enable mdnsd* -- a daemon invoked at boot time to implement Multicast DNS
1.4       jdf       575:    and DNS Service Discovery.
                    577: #### Configure network
1.5       jdf       579: The process was already described previously, you can just call it again and
1.4       jdf       580: have the results directly written to disk.
                    582: #### Timezone
1.5       jdf       584: The timezone is Universal Time Coordinated (UTC) by default, and you can use the
                    585: two-level menu of continents/countries and cities shown in the figure below to
1.4       jdf       586: select your timezone with the Return Key.
                    588: ![Timezone selection](/guide/images/exinst_timezone.png)  
1.1       jdf       589: **Selecting the system's time zone**
1.4       jdf       591: #### Root Shell
1.5       jdf       593: The default is the classic Bourne shell, sh(1). Other choices are the Korn shell
                    594: (ksh(1)) and the C shell(csh(1)). If, upon reading this, you don't have some
                    595: idea of which shell you prefer, simply use the default, as this is a highly
                    596: subjective decision. Should you later change your mind, root's shell can always
1.4       jdf       597: be changed with the chsh(1) command or by directly editing master.passwd(5).
                    599: ![Root Shell](/guide/images/exinst_rootshell.png)  
                    600: **Root Shell**
                    602: #### Change root password
1.5       jdf       604: Perhaps one of the things that you would want to configurate is your root
                    605: password. If you don't, it is unset, i.e. you can login as root just by entering
1.4       jdf       606: the login name without a password.
                    608: ![Change root password](/guide/images/exinst_change_root_password.png)  
                    609: **Change root password**
1.5       jdf       611: When you agree to set a root password, sysinst will run the passwd(1) utility
1.4       jdf       612: for you. Please note that the password is not echoed:
                    614: ![Entering root password](/guide/images/exinst_entering_root_password.png)  
                    615: **Entering the root password**
                    617: #### Enable installation of binary packages
1.5       jdf       619: This option installs pkgin(1) and initialises its database. This will feel
1.4       jdf       620: familiar to users of other package tools, such as apt-get, pkg or yum.
1.5       jdf       622: Note that installing pkgin will need a network connection. If you didn't set it
1.4       jdf       623: up yet, this option will call the configuration for you.
                    625: ![Enable installation of binary packages](/guide/images/exinst_pkgin.png)  
                    626: **Enable installation of binary packages**
1.5       jdf       628: When the installation is finished, a short help is provided, and you can return
1.4       jdf       629: to the main menu:
                    631: ![After enabling installation of binary packages](/guide/images/exinst_pkgin_after.png)  
                    632: **After enabling installation of binary packages**
                    634: #### Fetch and unpack pkgsrc for building from source.
1.5       jdf       636: Use this option to download the [pkgsrc]( tree to install
                    637: additional packages by source. Note that this method in many cases conflicts
                    638: with binary packages, so you should decide for either one of them or use
1.4       jdf       639: different directories for installing packages.
1.5       jdf       641: This will require a network connection set up, otherwise, it will ask for it
1.4       jdf       642: itself.
                    644: ![Fetch and unpack pkgsrc](/guide/images/exinst_fetch_and_unpack_pkgsrc.png)  
                    645: **Fetch and unpack pkgsrc for building from source**
1.5       jdf       647: This step will take a while, as pkgsrc consists of many small files which have
1.4       jdf       648: to be unpacked on your hard disk, and several 10MB have to be downloaded.
                    650: #### Enabling daemons
1.5       jdf       652: Finally, you can enable some daemons such as sshd(8), ntpd(8) or mdnsd(8) and
                    653: choose whether you want to run ntpdate(8) at boot, which will set the time no
                    654: matter how large the gap between "real" time and you computer's time is. ntpd
1.4       jdf       655: will not set the time when the time skew is too large.
1.5       jdf       657: *Note*: You can change these settings any time you want after the installation.
                    658: You can either do this by directly editing the configuration files, or by
                    659: running sysinst(8) again (either from the running system, or from an
1.4       jdf       660: installation CD).
1.1       jdf       661: 
1.5       jdf       662: *Note*: When you run this menu when you already installed NetBSD, but want to
                    663: configure the running system, you have to choose the hard disk NetBSD is
                    664: installed on. When sysinst doesn't find an NetBSD installation, it will fail,
1.4       jdf       665: and you have to choose another disk.
1.1       jdf       666: 
                    667: ## Finishing the installation
                    669: At this point the installation is finished.
                    671: ![Installation completed](/guide/images/exinst_completed.png)  
                    672: **Installation completed**
1.5       jdf       674: After passing the dialog that confirms the installation, sysinst will return to
                    675: the main menu. Remove any installation media (CD, floppy, etc.) and choose
1.1       jdf       676: *Reboot the computer* to boot your new NetBSD installation.
                    678: ![Reboot to finish installation](/guide/images/exinst_reboot.png)  
                    679: **Reboot to finish installation**

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