Subject: Re: Possible to build a powerpc disk (disklabel + fs) on an i386?
To: None <>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/12/2001 17:13:24
> The disklabel, as has been pointed out, is a non-issue with FFS-EI.

The filesytem endianness is a non-issue.  The disklabel, as I think
someone else said, could very well be an issue.

Minor plug time: I have a program that lets you frob NetBSD disklabels
even on ports that don't use them, or that use them at different
offsets, or in a disk image in a file without having to attach a vnd to
it, etc.  It also allows you to set the disklabel as the kernel's
disklabel, without necessarily writing it to the disk even.

Drop me a line if you'd like a copy.  I don't think it's up for
automated fetching anywhere (yet), unfortunately.

> It'd be nice if installboot could get smarter.

No argument there.  But, as someone pointed out, this is Not Easy.

					der Mouse