Subject: Re: Custom boot floppy
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Luke Mewburn <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/21/2002 04:05:56
On Fri, Dec 20, 2002 at 08:55:21AM -0800, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
  | On Fri, 20 Dec 2002, Rose, Brian wrote:
  | > I looked over the /usr/src/distrib/i386/floppies directory to
  | > see if it yielded any clues. In the ramdisk-small/Makefile there
  | > is the line "IMAGE=ramdisk-${BOOTMODEL}.fs" where BOOTMODEL is
  | > "small". Where is this ramdisk-small.fs? Is it generated or do I
  | > need to put it in some location? If it is generated, how is it
  | > generated? How is it linked to a kernel build?
  | Look at usr/src/distrib/i386/floppies/common/Makefile.ramdisk and
  | usr/src/distrib/common/Makefile.crunch
  | usr/src/distrib/common/Makefile.makedev
  | usr/src/distrib/common/Makefile.image
  | Also look at the other files like the
  | (It seems like this changed a lot between 1.5.x and 1.6.)

It certainly did change!

The most user visible feature is that you do not need to be root
(nor run NetBSD and have "vnd") to build NetBSD boot media...