Subject: Re: making install floppies
To: Rick Kelly <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/19/2001 17:15:32
On Fri, 19 Jan 2001, Rick Kelly wrote:

> I did a make in /usr/src/distrib/i386/floppies. The process did a
> bunch of "stuff" including creating a vnd device and mounting it on
> /mnt.

> It ran out of inodes while making devices.

Same thing happened to me. I was told that it had something to do with the
change of the number of devices (and it still needs to be fixed).

If the mount point is still open, then you can unmount it and then close
the vnd device with "vnconfig -ui vnd0".

Even though part of the process didn't work for you, you may still be able
to get some floppies made. (I could.) Just change into the directory you
need like:

 cd ramdisk-big ; make
 cd ../kernel-ramdisk ; make # this will error, but I get what I need
                       # because in my case I didn't need this kernel
 cd ../fdset ; make

 Then I had two boot images (that I used dd to put on my floppies).

I am also still trying to figure this all out. I've been compiling some
notes (and stolen notes from other postings) at After I
figure it all out, I'll try to write some basic steps. (Feel free to share
your advice>)

   Jeremy C. Reed