INSTALL_SMALL_KERNEL(8) System Manager's Manual INSTALL_SMALL_KERNEL(8)
install_small_kernel - install a small, pre-configured kernel
/usr/etc/install/install_small_kernel [ hostname ] ...
install_small_kernel is a script that installs a small, pre-configured
kernel, GENERIC_SMALL on a host. This kernel supports approximately
four users, and is only available for the following configurations:
Sun-3/50 and Sun-3/60 systems with up to 2 SCSI disks,
1 SCSI tape
Sun-3/80 systems with up to 4 SCSI disks, 1 SCSI tape
Sun-4/110 systems with up to 2 SCSI disks, 1 SCSI tape
SPARCsystem 330 systems with up to 4 SCSI disks,
1 SCSI tape
SPARCstation 1, 1+, and 2 systems with up to 8 SCSI
disks, 4 SCSI tapes, 2 CD-ROM drives, 1 floppy disk
If hostname is a server that does not fit any of the above configura-
tions, install_small_kernel can be used to install the small kernel on
If no hostnames are specified, install_small_kernel cycles through all
the clients configured for a server to determine the small kernel
installs to be made. If the 'small_kernel' flag in the client file,
/etc/install/client.hostname is set to 'yes', that client will not be
processed. To force re-installation of a small kernel on any clients,
simply call install_small_kernel with the appropriate client names.
install_small_kernel prompts for confirmation before actually doing the
install on any host.
install_small_kernel is executable from the miniroot, as well as sin-
gle-user and multi-user modes. It supports standalone and server con-
figuration in all cases, but dataless systems are supported in multi-
user mode only. This script is restricted to the super-user.
kernel configuration file for arch
add_client(8), add_services(8), rm_client(8). suninstall(8)
7 October 1990 INSTALL_SMALL_KERNEL(8)