Subject: Re: NetBSD 1.2(beta) mounting msdos long file names.
To: John Maier <email@example.com>
From: Kevin Sullivan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/26/1996 11:25:49
: With the advent of longfile names on a MSDOS formatted drive, and =
: NetBSD's ability to read them, what are the odds that I can put a =
: NetBSD kernel on my root drive, add /sbin, /bin, /etc, etc. directories =
: to the drive and populate them with NetBSD binaries and boot NetBSD?
I've never tried that, but I have installed NetBSD inside a DOS
partition before. I created a large (200Mb+) contiguous MSDOS file,
added a partition entry pointing at that file, and install NetBSD
within the partition. It's not quite what you're thinking of and not
nearly as cool, but it lets you install NetBSD without resizing your
I've got my notes on this in: