Subject: Re: NetBSD and root fs
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Marcin Jessa <>
List: tech-embed
Date: 03/30/2005 23:42:40
On Thu, 31 Mar 2005 01:33:52 +0200 (CEST)
Hubert Feyrer <> wrote:
> Um... by "firmware" one usually understands the kind of software stored 
> into a system's ROM or so, which is responsible for the very early steps 
> of the boot process, e.g. on a PC to read the MBR etc.
> You do not update that from NetBSD - there are usually boot disks from the 
> PC/hardware vendor to do so, and there's not much help the (any) operating 
> system can do in that process, I'm afraid. At least NetBSD doesn't provide 
> anything as far as I know.
> If you mean just replacing a few files like kernel and other funstuff on a 
> local filesystem (CF card, whatever), that's different.
> But I'm not sure what exactly you mean here.

What I mean is to upgrade some of the files like kernel, files in /etc, or e.g. to be able change the layout of the website used to configure the router.


M. Jessa