Subject: Re: Can't boot NetBSD CD on Thinkpad
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/16/2000 17:26:45
Todd Vierling <> writes:
> If we keep having problems like these, we could move to a two-part CD boot:
> using a 1.44MB floppy image with just the libsa booter (or the tiny boot
> image), and a ramdisk kernel file, gzipped, on cd0a without the filesystem
> trimmings.

We'd need ISO file system support in the boot loader, but this indeed
seems like the correct thing to do.

> With proper boot instructions, any number of ramdisk kernel
> files, put in i386/binary/kernel/, could be used without the limitations of
> a 1.44MB image or odd machines rejecting non-1.44MB images.

Indeed -- we could have a number of different images available on the
ISO image for different situations. It might be a good thing.

Perry E. Metzger
Quality NetBSD CDs, Support & Service.