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Re: Cobalt RestoreCD/RestoreUSB based on NetBSD 5.1.2
On 02/11/2012 06:15 AM, Izumi Tsutsui wrote:
It seems NetBSD 5.1.1 release is pending, but binaries are there
and it also contains telnetd vulnerability fix (which is rather
important for restorecd), so I'd announce 5.1.1 based NetBSD/cobalt
RestoreCD and brandnew RestoreUSB as Beta test for future 5.1.x release:
Finally NetBSD 5.1.2 has been announced,
so I'd also like to announce 5.1.2 based
NetBSD/cobalt RestoreCD and RestoreUSB:
The only changes from 5.1.1 version are CHANGES file and 5.1.2 binaries,
so the following instructions are same as 5.1.1 ones:
restorecd-5.1.2-20120205.iso.gz is a gzipped RestoreCD ISO9660 image
as prior releases.
restoreusb-5.1.2-20120205.img.gz is a new "RestoreUSB" image
which has almost identical functions with RestoreCD but is
intended to be burned into USB memory sticks for USB bootable PCs.
You can write the image using gzip(1) + dd(1) on Unix like OSes,
or you can also use "Rawrite32" utility on MS Windows:
To use the RestoreUSB for cobalt installation, write the image
into>=512MB USB memory stick (or USB HDD etc.) and boot your PC
from it, then all other procedures are same as RestoreCD.
You no longer have to burn a coaster for every installation ;-)
See also "Restore CD Howto" for actual installation procedures:
(though RestoreUSB is not mentioned yet)
and see files in .tar.gz archive for more details.
Sweet! And just in time for me to reload my Qube2 so it runs Simh a
little cleaner. (I'm running a virtual vax on it right. Weirdness with
the Simh networking but otherwise it's fine.) Needs more ram though.
If I wanted to create a universe from scratch
I guess I should have ordered the apple pie.
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