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

I thought I'd follow with an update.  Being that 'makefs' is a tool
native to NetBSD, and I didn't have NetBSD installed, sort of thrust
me in a Catch-22.  However, after some trial and error I discovered
(with much joy) that I could use the 'boot-big.fs' file from NetBSD
4.0.1 as the boot image.  An earlier attempt using the boot image from
3.0 proved unsuccessful.

So, in a pinch, one can borrow the 4.0.1 boot-big.fs, and it will
install 5.1 flawlessly.  Works like a charm, in fact!

Thanks again for your time and help...


Darren A. Gould

On 12/24/10, Darren Gould <> wrote:
> The following reply was made to PR port-i386/44265; it has been noted by
> From: Darren Gould <>
> To:
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: port-i386/44265: Creation of boot image for i386
> Date: Fri, 24 Dec 2010 10:02:24 -0500
>  Hello again,
>  I guess my earlier report has proven premature.  I was not aware until
>  after my filing that NetBSD 5.x uses its own native tools to create
>  the boot image.  So, even though "-no-emul-boot" will get one through
>  the iso creation, it will not boot into installation.
>  Sorry for the oversight.  A side note about the change in 5.x would
>  have been a better suggestion.  But, I just checked the Problem
>  Report, and it looks like you guys really dove into it!
>  Many Thanks,
>  Darren A. Gould
>  On 12/22/10, 
> <> wrote:
>  > Thank you very much for your problem report.
>  > It has the internal identification `port-i386/44265'.
>  > The individual assigned to look at your
>  > report is: port-i386-maintainer.
>  >
>  >>Category:       port-i386
>  >>Responsible:    port-i386-maintainer
>  >>Synopsis:       Creation of boot image for i386
>  >>Arrival-Date:   Thu Dec 23 00:00:00 +0000 2010
>  >
>  >

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