Subject: Re: unattened boot/install question
To: Jian Song <Jian.Song@nominum.com>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/03/2003 15:09:12
On Mon, 3 Mar 2003, Jian Song wrote:
> 1. how to build netbsd 1.6 so that it won't use sysinit but using the
> install scrip
> t I wrote.
I believe the sysinst is started via .profile script. So edit it to run
your script instead.
> 2. what changes do I have to add to make floppy and ramdisk. Is it
> simply adding a
> ramdisk-myram under the directory src/distrib/i386/floppies?
You need a kernel (like INSTALL).
To make your filesystem image look at
(Maybe copy as needed and run "make USETOOLS=never".)
Then to copy the disk image into the memory disk storage area in kernel
look at distrib/i386/floppies/kernel-ramdisk/Makefile.
(Maybe copy it and edit so it will only use build for your one kernel,
then run "make USETOOLS=never".)
Then create your boot floppies.
So copy /usr/src/distrib/i386/floppies/bootfloppy-laptop to make your own
and then modify as needed and then "make USETOOLS=never".
It won't be entirely unattended because it needs two floppies. Or just do
the above ideas with big instead and make a bootable CD (see netbsd docs
at webpage on this.)
Jeremy C. Reed