Subject: Re: Possible to build a powerpc disk (disklabel + fs) on an i386?
To: Tad Hunt <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/10/2001 17:32:35
On Fri, Nov 09, 2001 at 03:12:32PM -0800, Tad Hunt wrote:
> I want to install a NetBSD powerpc distribution on an IBM microdrive from
> an i386 NetBSD machine.  I can talk to the disk from both the x86 PC and
> from the powerpc machines, but I think the disklabels are different.
> Is this possible?

You have to find a way to croos-compile the powerpc installboot and
disklebel (with the rigth MD headers), and then it should be OK.

Manuel Bouyer <>