Subject: Re: creating a 3.0 restore CD
To: None <>
From: Rowdy <>
List: port-cobalt
Date: 12/29/2005 20:17:08
Alex Pelts wrote:
> Rowdy,
> Both of the switches would not hurt - "follow symlinks" and "allow 
> leading dots". You can just add whatever options accomodate for this 
> behaviour. I think the desired behaviour is "allow leading dots" because 
> symlinks will be accomodated by -r (Rock Ridge) flag.
> Regards,
> Alex

Thanx for that, I have created a new ISO with the -allow-leading-dots 
switch to mkisofs, and I have at least an ISO created without obvious 
error messages.

My first try failed because:

   Setting up boot partition......

cp: /cobalt/binary/kernel/netbsd.gz: No such file or directory

A quick look and there is no netbsd.gz file in that directory, but there 
is a netbsd-GENERIC.gz and netbsd-INSTALL.gz.  I tried the 
netbsd-GENERIC kernel, but I suspect that is too big for the bootloader 
to load (1.2M compressed and 2.9M uncompressed).

I cannot find a description of what the netbsd-INSTALL kernel actually 
is - does anyone know whether it can be used for my purpose (creating a 
3.0 restore CD), or will I have to (try to cross-)compile a custom 
kernel for the Qube 2?

I also seem to be having hardware problems on the 'spare' machine I am 
using to boot the restore CDs *sigh*.