Subject: Making a boot floppy
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Andrew F. Seila <email@example.com>
Date: 09/13/1999 22:55:09
I have a multia with a floppy drive and an ide hard disk. I have
installed NetBSD-1.4.1 on the hard disk, but the system will
not boot from the hard disk, so it seems that I have two choices:
1. Setup the system to netboot, or
2. Create a boot floppy and boot from the floppy.
I would prefer the latter solution. However, I can't figure out how to do
it. I can boot from the installation floppy, exit from sysinst and mount
the root directory from my hard disk on partition wd0a on /mnt and the
/usr directory on partition wd0d on /mnt/usr, so I have the entire
directory tree on /mnt.
My question is: Given this setup, how do I create a bootable floppy?
I would like to create a bootable floppy with a generic kernel first just
to get things setup. Then, I plan to compile a custom kernel.
Thanks for your help.