Subject: Re: towards a NetBSD LiveCD: makefs -t cd9660 missing features
To: None <>
From: David Young <>
List: tech-install
Date: 12/04/2005 17:36:15
On Sat, Dec 03, 2005 at 06:06:27PM +0100, Martin Husemann wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 03, 2005 at 08:33:37AM -0800, Jeff Rizzo wrote:
> > Yes, but the stuff in distrib/cdrom currently uses "mkisofs", which is
> > not in-tree.
> Sure, but replacing mkisof with makefs is orthogonal to the booting issue 
> for most archs - mkisofs does not make bootable images for sparc{,64} or
> sgimips - additional tools do that, postprocessing the generated "pure" iso
> image.
> Macppc might be different, but AFAICT it's the only arch besides i386 that
> mkisofs knows about.

Ok.  I stand corrected regarding non-macppc, non-i386 architectures.
I was looking at distrib/cdrom/ last night, and the Apple creator/type
may be secondary, or superfluous, if we add to makefs an equivalent
of -hfs-boot-file.


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