I have made some notes regarding NetBSD and CD/DVD-recording that I thought I would share with the world. Not that there is anything terribly complicated or advanced involved, it's all quite straight forward. But since I've already made notes on how to do some of the more common things, I thought I would share them.
The NetBSD startup process is extensible, flexible, and a little daunting at first. This article looks at the configuration mechanisms used to enable or disable features, and compares NetBSD's startup procedures to those of other systems.
The BSD family of Unix-like operating systems evolved from the last release of 4.4BSD, released by the University of California some years ago. As with Linux, they have full releases and a live CVS tree. This article discusses why you might want to run the -current branch of NetBSD, how you would go about it, and a bit of what could go wrong.
The latest version of NetBSD - 1.6.1 - has been released on April 21, 2003.
NetBSD 1.6.1 is a maintenance release for users of NetBSD 1.6 which provides the following updates relative to 1.6:
* A number of security issues have been fixed.
* Some performance fixes have been incorporated.
* Improved device support in some existing drivers.
* Some new device drivers have been added.
* The evbsh3 port has been added to the binary distribution.
* Some minor userland fixes have been applied.
In the ten months since the last release of the NetBSD 1.5 branch, various improvements, new hardware support, and a few security fixes have been integrated. The new maintenance release is now officially available.