Subject: Re: cgd support on install media
To: Geert Hendrickx <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 08/23/2005 20:22:38
On Mon, Aug 22, 2005 at 11:02:07PM +0200, Geert Hendrickx wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 22, 2005 at 09:47:17PM +0100, David Laight wrote:
> > On Mon, Aug 22, 2005 at 10:44:16PM +0200, Geert Hendrickx wrote:
> > > Would it be possible to include the cgd cryptographic device driver plus
> > > the userland tools on the install media?  This would make it possible to do
> > > (manual) installs to encrypted disks, or to recover crashed cgd-enabled
> > > systems using an install cd/floppies.  
> > 
> > There won't be enough space on the install floppies....
> But there is on cd's.  Would it be possible to create a more featureful
> boot-bigger.fs to put on install cd's?  

In fact there is space on floppies, because we can increase the number of
floppies. But the current cd boot system is restricted to 2.88, because
that's what the CD boot emulation standard defines.
When we'll switch to another CD boot method we can revisit this.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference