Subject: Re: Making a boot floppy
To: None <,>
From: Ross Harvey <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 09/13/1999 22:28:03
> Creating the boot floppy, well...  I'd imagine that it is something
> like:
> disklabel it, newfs it, then:
> mount it to ${MOUNT_POINT}
> cp /usr/mdec/boot to it
> installboot -v ${MOUNT_POINT}/boot /usr/mdec/bootxx <the raw dev>

It's easier than that:

	cd /usr/src/distrib/alpha/floppy-GENERIC

You should build GENERIC first and do this as root. Then, obviously,

	dd bs=18k conv=sync if=GENERIC.fs of=/dev/rfd0a

Actually, I half-way intended this to go into distributions, but didn't
actually build it for 1.4 or 1.4.1.   I guess there is no harm in adding
a late build of a vanilla 1.4.1 optional component, so just grab:

	/pub/NetBSD/NetBSD-1.4.1/alpha/misc/GENERIC.fs the ftp server. You will want to boot with >>>b -fl an, until you
can build a hardwired root like in elric's example.