Subject: Re: Installing without floppies
To: Jared D. McNeill <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: port-i386
Date: 12/27/2000 21:31:44
On Wed, 27 Dec 2000, Jared D. McNeill wrote:

: > You don't want a .fs if you will be using dosboot and want to do an install.
: > Instead, you want .../NetBSD-1.5/binary/kernel/netbsd.INSTALL.gz (a kernel
: > with the ramdisk embedded).  The .fs are for real floppy media booting.
: Just out of curiousity, what happens after the kernel is loaded -- doesn't
: it need to load the root filesystem from somewhere?

Ramdisk.  It's in RAM.

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