Subject: Re: installing -current on i386 using cdr
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Christos Zoulas <email@example.com>
Date: 06/29/2005 00:06:49
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
R. Huvendiek <email@example.com> wrote:
>I want to install a brand new i386 with -current this or next week.
>Unfortunately, the newest sources won't build before tweaking FLOPPYMAX.
>This puts me in the unfortunate situation, that I end up with 2 floppy
>images instead of one boot-big.fs. From what I understand I need
>excactly one floppy image for the cd booting emulation :(. So basically
>I cannot use the 'standard' way to build my iso image.
>So my question is, what is the best solution to work around this? I read
>about cdboot on the lists. But how could I use it? There's a very vague
>http://mail-index.netbsd.org/tech-install/2005/06/22/0013.html But I do
>not really get the idea from this post how to construct the layout.
>What I understood:
>- Put cdboot into the cdroot and say mksiofs to use cdboot as the boot
>strap (+ no emulation flag etc of course).
>- Put a kernel (/netbsd) into the root and the boot (/boot) image.
>Butwhere and how do I stuff the rest (netbsd running sysinst) onto the
>cd? And where can I get this 'mini' netbsd? I think it will be in the
>boot-bigx.fs files, but how can I pull it out there?
>I really don't have a problem to beta test the cdboot stuff, but I'll
>nned some little explanation how to do it.
Little patience please. I think I will have a fix soon.