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

On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 4:27 AM, David Brownlee <abs%netbsd.org@localhost> 
> On 19 November 2010 14:59, Izumi Tsutsui <tsutsui%ceres.dti.ne.jp@localhost> 
> wrote:
>> 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 :)

Thanks for the script!

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

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