NetBSD 3.0 Installation Quick and Clean

This document is aimed at gathering the best way to properly install NetBSD 3.0 on your machine (ix86), as quick as possible, with 2 sample configurations : Server and Desktop


Table of Contents

1. Prerequisites
2. New Installation
2.1. Using Floppies
2.2. Using CDROM
2.3. SysInst
2.3.1. Server settings
2.3.2. Desktop settings
3. First Boot : Setup the OS
3.1. Checking the installed OS
3.2. Basic setup of the installed OS
3.2.1. File Systems Setup
3.2.2. Network Setup
3.2.3. Mail Setup
3.2.4. Power User Setup
3.2.5. Power User -> Setup SSH client
3.3. Advanced setup of the installed OS
3.3.1. Root -> Improved wscons
3.3.2. Root -> Setup X
3.3.3. Root -> Get Sysupdate and Pkgsrc
3.3.4. Installing really usefull packages
3.3.5. Root -> Improved X
3.3.6. Power User -> Improved X
3.3.7. Power User -> Running SUN's JDK and JRE
4. Second Boot : Installing Useful Software
4.1. Install Common Console Software
4.2. Install Common Graphic Software
4.3. Install Server Software
4.4. Install Desktop Software
4.5. Install Enhanced Software
5. Customization 1 : Optimizing your Kernel
6. Customization 2 : Keeping your OS up-to-date using CVS...
7. Customization 3 : Enabling 3D Hardware Acceleration ;-)