Subject: Re: ISO images in pub/NetBSD-daily
To: Blair Sadewitz <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 04/30/2007 12:17:31
On Sun, Apr 29, 2007 at 09:11:04PM -0400, Blair Sadewitz wrote:
> I think it would be convenient for a lot of people if there were
> images available for booting from USB keys.  The installer could then
> mount the ISO image as a vnd--or something else.
> What do you think about creating such a target for platforms where
> this would help?  Otherwise, we could put a package in pkgsrc which
> pulls in grub, creates a disk image with grub and the iso (FAT
> partition?) and chainloads the ISO (does it do this?).

I'm not sure this would work. Doing a bootable USB image should be doable,
but I don't know the magics required. I once tried to make a ZIP drive
bootable with a USB drive and failed, but maybe the BIOS on this box
was just too old.

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