Subject: Re: bootable cdrom
To: Carl S Shapiro <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <email@example.com>
Date: 08/14/1997 18:39:59
> Does anyone out there know how to make a cdrom bootable for the alpha? Is
> this even possible (it should be)?
It is. I'll assume you want to make an iso-9660 CD-ROM.
* make an iso9660 image of the file system you want to ROM, including a
/boot. (I suggest mkisofs.)
* once you've done that, run installboot_cd9660 on the image.
* burn it on to a rom.
I'm not sure about making an FFS CD-ROM. It, too, should be possible,
but NetBSD's CD-ROM driver fakes up a disklabel rather than trying to
read a disklabel from the CD-ROM, and i'm not sure if it includes the
right magic to make FFS recognize the partition, etc.