Subject: Re: installing -current on i386 using cdr
To: R. Huvendiek <>
From: Bang Jun-Young <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/29/2005 05:19:29
R. Huvendiek wrote:
> Hello,
> 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
> description here:
> 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.

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