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Re: install/42202 (boot installcd fails ((amd64/i386))

Nice catch! I have trimmed some fat in /boot and can now produce an image < 64k, can you confirm that it works now?

-rwxr-xr-x  1 jmcneill  users  65276 Oct 20 10:48 biosboot/boot


From: "Izumi Tsutsui" <>
Sent: Tuesday, October 20, 2009 10:20 AM
To: <>; <>; <>; <>
Subject: Re: install/42202 (boot installcd fails ((amd64/i386))

The following reply was made to PR install/42202; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Izumi Tsutsui <>
Subject: Re: install/42202 (boot installcd fails ((amd64/i386))
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2009 23:17:56 +0900

> Synopsis: boot installcd fails ((amd64/i386)

> Please provide more information on how the install CD fails. Thanks!

It looks now /boot becomes too large for bootxx_cd9660:

/*      $NetBSD: cdboot.S,v 1.8 2008/05/03 13:07:31 ad Exp $    */
 * This is a primary boot loader that loads a secondary boot loader
 * directly from CD without performing floppy/hard disk emulation as
 * described by the El Torito specification.
 * TODO:
 *  - Support for loading secondary boot loader > 64kB
% tar ztvf base.tgz | grep mdec/boot
-r--r--r--  1 root     wheel      65628 Oct 19 05:31 ./usr/mdec/boot

Shrinked /boot (by disabling unneeded FSes for bootcd) seems also working,
as well as the proposed fix by submitter.

(though I'm not sure why larger /boot still works on some machines)
Izumi Tsutsui

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