Subject: Re: i386 floppy no longer fits
To: matthew green <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: tech-install
Date: 01/11/1999 23:04:28
On Mon, 11 Jan 1999 19:28:51 +1100  matthew green wrote:

> if anyone has comments or suggestions on making the sparc bootimage
> better, please let me know.

How about actually having a root fs on the CD instead of in the kernel?
Isn't this what a solaris install does?

At the moment, I don't think you can install (via sysinst) from a r/o
root fs, but with a mfs /tmp and a little magic (to be determined :-)
there shouldn't be any problems.  No worries about space, seems perfect
at first glance.  I suspect such a CD would be sparc specific, unless we
could mount a specific file on a CD image as the root fs.  Now that'd be
really cool...