Subject: Re: building an embedded NetBSD
To: Paul Dokas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Wojciech Puchar <email@example.com>
Date: 05/06/2003 21:12:50
> I know that I have to build a kernel with something like this:
> options MEMORY_DISK_HOOKS
> options MEMORY_DISK_IS_ROOT # force root on memory disk
> options MEMORY_DISK_SERVER=0 # no userspace memory disk support
> options MEMORY_DISK_ROOT_SIZE=4600 # size of memory disk, in blocks
> but how to actually populate this space is beyond me. I've dug through
> /usr/src/distrib/, but it's like the maze in adventure (Twisty little
> passages, all look the same...) What happens in there to actually create
> the boot floppies is not clear. Can anyone please shed a little light on
> how the i386 boot floppies are actually created? I'd like to do something
> similar, probably by hand, to get NetBSD onto this device.
i have cut down NetBSD for small disk 40MB, all takes about 20MB but it's
really easy to get down to 10MB with a little work. it's 1.5.2 binaries.
just do minimal install and manually delete unneeded things..