Subject: Re: How about a common mini-install cd image for each port?
To: None <,,>
From: Ross Harvey <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 08/09/2000 09:50:13
> From: NetBSD Bob <>

> What about, for the sake of discussion, extending the functionality of
> the usual cdhdtape images we now have, to include what I call a minimal
> install (for example, having base/etc/kern files present)?  That would
> allow the heavy user (not the usual one machine person that should buy
> the full release distribution set, but the folks like me that follow
> along the various snapshots and builds and releases for certain machines
> and features only), to have a simple bootable system disk for generic
> use.

AFAIK only alpha has cdhdtape, so I will ID it for the crossposted's a bootable sysinst image that can be written (with dd(1) or
equivalent) to either CD, hard drive, or tape (or 2.8 MB floppy, probably);
i.e., the same thing that's on the two-floppy sysinst disk used by alpha
and i386.