Subject: Re: Creating LiveCD from images bigger than normal floppies
To: Marcin Jessa <email@example.com>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/10/2005 16:51:34
In message <email@example.com>, Marcin Jessa writes:
>On Sun, 10 Jul 2005 16:06:01 -0400
>"Steven M. Bellovin" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> In message <email@example.com>, "Perry E. Metzger" writes:
>> >Marcin Jessa <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> >> I am trying to create a custom LiveCD from an image bigger than the
>> >> "normal" size of either a 1200, 1440, or a 2880 kB floppy, which
>> >> is stated in man mkisofs , -b flag.
>> >Now that we have boot blocks that directly support booting from CDs
>> >without the need for a disk image, you don't need to go through such
>> >shenanigans any more...
>> Are the instructions at http://www.netbsd.org/Documentation/bootcd.html#i386
>> still correct (for i386)?
>Yes, now you can use both ways.
>I put a simple howto describing both of them for i386 on:
Thanks. Someone should update the how-to document I cited....
--Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb