Subject: Re: cdboot
To: Marcin Jessa <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/10/2005 16:52:25
In message <>, Marcin Jessa writes:
>I compiled cdboot, /usr/src/sys/arch/i386/stand/cdboot (fresh CURRENT sources)
> and used it with mkisofs to create an iso image
># mkisofs -l -J -R -nobak -no-emul-boot -o myiso.iso -c boot.catalog -b cdboot
> cdimage/
>After boot from CD, cdboot it will fall back to HD boot if you don't press any
> key.
>Why ? If I chose to boot from CD, why would I want to boot from HD if I dont p
>ress any key within given time?
>Maybe adding some informative text or menu like the FreeBSD's one would be in 

Often, the fallback is a BIOS function, I believe.

		--Steven M. Bellovin,