Subject: Re: To build i386 -current as of yesterday via -m/etc on i386...
To: David Young <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/20/2006 12:10:29
In message <>, David Young writes:
>On Thu, Jan 19, 2006 at 11:50:02AM -0600, Jonathan A. Kollasch wrote:
>> On Tue, Jan 17, 2006 at 05:46:33PM -0800, Marc Tooley wrote:
>> > 
>> > .. I had to increase the floppy disk counts to 3. Whatever overhead's 
>> > gone into things recently, it exceeds the size of two floppies by about 
>> > 24K in my builds here. I could either strip chroot from it, or build 
>> Same here in a build from my local anoncvs mirror last night.
>> > smaller kernels, or both, but currently things are too big for just 2.
>> > 
>> > Time to increase from 2 to 3 floppies overall, perhaps? :)
>> The 2.88 floppy image is what needs to still work until the el torito
>> HDD emulation thing is working.  What's the status of that?  These
>> silly failures are getting all too frequent.
>makefs(8) should have been able to create El Torito ISO9660 images for
>many, many weeks, now.  Not so?

It would be nice if could invoke this, or if there was some 
standard script to build bootable CDs of distributions.  

		--Steven M. Bellovin,