Subject: mkisofs -hard-disk-boot - how to make PROPER image
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Wojciech Puchar <email@example.com>
Date: 08/03/2005 22:18:29
i would like to make dual arch (amd64/i386) install DVD.
as both architectures uses exactly the same booting process i have to make
boot image with two kernels and manual select it at boot loader
about 5.5 MB is required space so no floppy image is possible.
only -hard-disk-boot make sense.
and i tried to make hard disk image
dd if=/dev/zero of=hd.image bs=1m count=10
vnconfig -c vnd0 hd.image
and then - how to set up partitions with fdisk and disklabel?
tried different ways - no success. "no operating system" is the best
result - as mkisofs reported no problems. or mkisofs reports geometry
mismatch etc. installboot and fdisk -i were done (i think) properly.
or maybe bootloader can be started in -no-emul-boot mode and read kernel
directly from cd9660 filesystem? freebsd does it that way. /boot has