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RE: Cobalt RestoreCD/RestoreUSB based on NetBSD 5.1.2


-----Original Message-----
From: port-cobalt-owner%NetBSD.org@localhost 
[mailto:port-cobalt-owner%NetBSD.org@localhost] On
Behalf Of Izumi Tsutsui
Sent: Saturday, February 11, 2012 4:16 AM
To: port-cobalt%NetBSD.org@localhost
Cc: tsutsui%ceres.dti.ne.jp@localhost
Subject: Cobalt RestoreCD/RestoreUSB based on NetBSD 5.1.2

I 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


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.

Have fun,
Izumi Tsutsui 

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