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[20090809] Install NetBSD from a USB memory stick the easy way
Jared McNeill dropped me a mail to hint at a project to create a bootable disk image from a NetBSD ISO image, so he can easily install it on his EeePC. The script takes an ISO file, and writes a disk image that can then be written on a memory stick using dd(1).

See also this blog posting on creating disk images from NetBSD release files (not on ISO, but therefore tested on i386 and shark :-).

Now who's going to integrate building of an install/full image into our release process? And while there, also make a VMware image? :)

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[20080819] (German language) guide on installing a CF-card and NetBSD on your EeePC
Issue 5/2008 of the German FreeX magazine has an article by Ulrich Habel titled "Festspeicher statt Festplatte" ("hard storage instead of hard disk"). It illustrates how to replace your EeePC's 1.8" harddisk with a CF-card adapter, and install NetBSD on it.

BTW, FreeX is always looking for (german language) authors, too!

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[20071119] NetBSD on Asus's EeePC
Quentin Garnier has posted about his experiences with NetBSD on the Asus EeePC: Besides some minor ACPI fallout (which may have been fixed in the mean time), ethernet and WLAN will not work with the upcoming NetBSD 4.0 release due to missing drivers. An ethernet driver is under development, and WLAN is likely to work with an updated ath(4) driver and net80211 infrastructure, too.

For those interested in running NetBSD on such a machine, following NetBSD-current is probably good, as drivers will show up there first.

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