Subject: Re: Specialized Floppy Boot disk for NetBSD
To: Ben Livingood <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Eric Fox <email@example.com>
Date: 08/18/1999 07:01:40
On Tue, 17 Aug 1999, Ben Livingood wrote:
> After a hard disk crashing on a non critical machine I got to thinking
> about what it would take or if it was even possible to get a floppy with
> disk image that could handle a particular ethernet card and the ipf
> program and the required sh etc on there? My gut reaction is that there
> has to be but I'm not sure if one could pare down the kernel to the
> point of usability. Any tips hints or pointers on how to do this or
> where to look would be vastly appreciated.
Sounds quite a bit like PicoBSD, which has recently been absorbed into the
FreeBSD project--it was originally based off the FreeBSD kernel. I would
think the idea could be ported to NetBSD as well.
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