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Re: helper images "DCburn" and "DCserv" for NetBSD/dreamcast

On 19 November 2010 14:59, Izumi Tsutsui <tsutsui%ceres.dti.ne.jp@localhost> 
> Hi,
> NetBSD 5.1 has been announced, but I guess there are still
> two annoying procedures for ordinary users to try NetBSD/dreamcast:
>  - Create a bootable CD-R with NetBSD/dreamcast kernel
>  - Setup NFS/DHCP server for diskless dreamcast client
> To make these procedures easier, I've created two pre-built
> NetBSD/i386 disk images, "DCburn" and "DCserv":
>  http://ftp.NetBSD.org/pub/NetBSD/arch/dreamcast/dcburn/
>  http://ftp.NetBSD.org/pub/NetBSD/arch/dreamcast/dcserv/
> "DCburn" image provides easy setup to burn
> bootable CD-R for NetBSD/dreamcast.
> "DCserv" image provides easy setup for NetBSD/dreamcast
> which requires "root file system on NFS" environment to boot.
> All things you need to use these images are
> to write each image to a USB flash memory,
> put it on your x86 PC bootable from USB,
> and type a few commands on NetBSD prompt.
> See README files for details:
>  http://ftp.NetBSD.org/pub/NetBSD/arch/dreamcast/dcburn/README
>  http://ftp.NetBSD.org/pub/NetBSD/arch/dreamcast/dcserv/README

Many thanks for creating those - DCburn made it trivial to get a
bootable CD for my DC :)

I wonder if it might make sense to make DCburn into a pkgsrc script,
which would make it even easier for those with an existing NetBSD
install (possibly on amd64 or even a non x86 arch :) to create DC boot

Its currently a Makefile, so that would probably mean converting it to
something else - shell script maybe?

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