Subject: Re: Mounting boot floppies
To: Marcin Jessa <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-embed
Date: 03/31/2005 19:55:22
On Thu, Mar 31, 2005 at 02:53:02AM +0000, Marcin Jessa wrote:
> Hi.
> How can I mount the boot floppies ?
> This does not work:
> vnconfig -c vnd0 bootlap1.fs
> mount /dev/vnd0a /mnt/
> mount_ffs: /dev/vnd0a on /mnt: incorrect super block

The boot floppy don't contain a FFS filesystem, but a tr archive with a header
containing the boot loader.

> What I want to do is to get the kernel with rootfs on it from the boot floppies.

These kernels are also available in the i386/binary/kernels/ of the
distribution (they include the ramdisk).

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference