Subject: Re: various changes on INSTALL and iso generation
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: port-amd64
Date: 02/25/2007 17:37:07
On Sun, 25 Feb 2007 21:57:49 +0100
Manuel Bouyer <> wrote:

> Hi,
> sorry for the cross-post. Please reply as appropriate to
> port-amd64/i386 for the changes to the INSTALL kernels, or
> tech-install for anything MI related to iso image generation.

In general, I think this is a very, very good idea, with one exception:

> - change distrib/common/Makefile.bootcd to build boot images with
> several kernels. The default one is named /netbsd, the
> others /netbsd1, /netbsd2, etc ... (it seems that the cd9660 boot
> loader doesn't like long names)

I really don't like those names -- I think we'd be better of with
nbsd-big, nbsd-sml, etc.

		--Steve Bellovin,