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Re: port-i386/44265: Creation of boot image for i386

The following reply was made to PR port-i386/44265; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Jeff Rizzo <>
Subject: Re: port-i386/44265: Creation of boot image for i386
Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2010 17:26:57 -0800

 On 12/22/10 4:00 PM, wrote:
 > Hi,
 > I'm one of those users that like to build my own iso rather than use the 
 > pre-built one offered. In doing so, I realized that the "-no-emul-boot" is 
 > needed to create the bootable image.  Otherwise, the mkisofs will render a: 
 > "Size of boot image is 7200 sectors -->  Error - boot image is not the an 
 > allowable size" error.
 > The current documentation at:
 > does not reflect that requirement, so I thought I'd throw you a "heads-up" 
 > to let you know.
 I assume the instructions as posted merely create a boot image that does 
 not have installation sets, and so you install via the network?
 I wonder if these instructions should be supplanted with information 
 about the fact that bootable .iso images are created by default in a 
 release build these days, and are by default put in 
 i386/installation/cdrom .  For example, from the latest autobuilds:
 ... these images are actually build with makefs, which is part of NetBSD 
 these days.
 Thanks for the report - can you check if these images work for you and 
 do what you want?

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