Subject: Re: ISO images in pub/NetBSD-daily
To: Blair Sadewitz <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 04/30/2007 13:17:59
On Mon, Apr 30, 2007 at 12:16:38PM +0100, David Laight wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 30, 2007 at 12:17:31PM +0200, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> > 
> > 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.
> You do need a system with a BIOS that will boot USB drive.
> It your BIOS does, then it just a matter of running fdisk to put on
> the mbr loaded (you might find it has one already), and putting the
> appropriate code at the start of the mbr partition - just like any
> other i386 disk.

This is what I did on my ZIP drive, and it didn't work. I suspect the
BIOS expected to find a FAT, as creating a bootable ZIP from windows did
work ...

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