Subject: Re: installing -current on i386 using cdr
To: None <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-install
Date: 06/29/2005 03:49:06
> In article <>,
> R. Huvendiek <> wrote:
>> I want to install a brand new i386 with -current this or next week.
>> Unfortunately, the newest sources won't build before tweaking FLOPPYMAX.
>> This puts me in the unfortunate situation, that I end up with 2 floppy
>> images instead of one boot-big.fs. From what I understand I need
>> excactly one floppy image for the cd booting emulation :(. So basically
>> I cannot use the 'standard' way to build my iso image.
>> So my question is, what is the best solution to work around this? I read
>> about cdboot on the lists. But how could I use it? There's a very vague
>> description here:
>> But I do
>> not really get the idea from this post how to construct the layout.
>> What I understood:
>> - Put cdboot into the cdroot and say mksiofs to use cdboot as the boot
>> strap (+ no emulation flag etc of course).
>> - Put a kernel (/netbsd) into the root and the boot (/boot) image.
>> Butwhere and how do I stuff the rest (netbsd running sysinst) onto the
>> cd? And where can I get this 'mini' netbsd? I think it will be in the
>> boot-bigx.fs files, but how can I pull it out there?
>> I really don't have a problem to beta test the cdboot stuff, but I'll
>> nned some little explanation how to do it.

Have a look at the mails linked at for some ideas how 
this works (manually).

  - Hubert