Subject: Re: mounting a bsd boot floppy though vnd
To: Andy Ruhl <>
From: Gilbert Fernandes <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/13/2007 14:26:11
Andy Ruhl wrote:

> For the heck of it, did you try:
> mount -t msdos /dev/vnd0a /mnt ?
> No idea if I'm even on the right track.

Yes. I have tried a lot of mount_XX variants.

I guess it fails because it's a set of two floppies that load
the kernel into ram so the super block might not be where mount
wants it to be.

disklabel vnd0 shows :

a 2880 4.2BSD
d 2880 unused

So I tried mount /dev/vnd0a /mnt

(biiiip! incorrect super block)

I have tried of lot of -t variants but it doesnt seem
to work.

Im going to burn on a RW the image of g4u CD, then dump
it to a file, vnconfig it, replace its 3.1 G4U kernel with
a 4.0_RC5 one and burn it again.

(the 4.0_RC5 has support for the machine's ethernt while 3.1
does not)