Subject: Re: UPDATE: various changes on INSTALL and iso generation
To: John Nemeth <email@example.com>
From: Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/07/2007 23:59:58
On Tue, Mar 06, 2007 at 07:51:11PM -0800, John Nemeth wrote:
> On Jul 26, 12:24pm, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> } here's an updated patch for my changes on iso generation. Changes since
> } last one:
> } - the "install" iso are genereated in $RELEASEDIR/iso instead of the
> } per-port directory. If all ports are built using the same $RELEASEDIR
> } it should end up with a tree that can be uploaded to the ftp server
> } as-is.
> This is nice since it means that if you make isos using the
> per-port dirs, you don't end with your iso containing a bunch of isos.
> } Remaining issues:
> } - enable back iso-image in etc/, only for macppc and mac68k
> } - teach distrib/cdrom about non-emulated boot for x86 (but I consider this
> } a separate issue for now).
> Can the non-emulated boot method work with multi-boot CDs?
I hope so, I'll work on this now
> You mentioned before that you thought the non-emulated boot method
> won't work on older machines. I think that is backwards and I seem to
> recall somebody else saying that as well. As an example, my laptop
> can't handle the 2.88 MB eltorito image (it stops reading at 1.44 MB),
> but it can boot a Windows XP CD, which I believe uses the non-emulated
> boot method. If I got this right, then the non-emulated boot method CD
> will actually work better on older systems, although depending on age
> they may require a smaller kernel.
I've actually run into system that couldn't boot a linux CD while the
NetBSD CD booted fine. But it was a very old machine (using a cyrix
166Mhz CPU). I think windows at that time used emulated boot as well.
I think anything Ppro/PII and newer can use non-emulated boot, and I
don't have older hardware with working CD drive to test.
> Since the floppy image size is no longer a major concern, could
> you take a look at port-i386/22616, please? The basic gist would be to
> add various *_VERBOSE options to the kernel that you use.
I'll try to have a look
Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>
NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference