Subject: Re: Looking to make a Sparc bootable cdrom, any instructions?
To: Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Brian Buhrow <email@example.com>
Date: 10/21/1998 00:33:37
I was wondering why read-only UFS wouldn't be an option? So long as I
can lay down the raw image on the cdrom, it seems I should be able to get a
bootable image, right? What about the slicing for Sun4m versus Sun4c?
On Oct 21, 7:57am, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
} Subject: Re: Looking to make a Sparc bootable cdrom, any instructions?
} On Oct 21, Markus Illenseer wrote
} > I investigated the same topic, but failed so far. It seems you need to
} > create the standard ISO filesystem (ie. using mkisofs) and then prepend
} > or better integrate a "standard" SUN diskblock to make the CD look like
} > a hard drive for the Boot ROM.
} > If you get any further instructions or help, please let me know.
} You also need a /boot that understant iso9660, and a installboot that can
} work on iso9660.
} I was close to getting one working using the OpenBSD boot blocks,
} but I didn't have the time to complete it (I got a bootable cd9660 hard disk,
} but then I had to rebuild the cd9660 image, and I didn't have the time to
} test it on the HD before burning it. Result: the CD is not bootable :(
} I think sun uses UFS partitions on his CDs, this may be another option ...
} Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI. Manuel.Bouyer@lip6.fr
>-- End of excerpt from Manuel Bouyer