Subject: Re: Possible to build a powerpc disk (disklabel + fs) on an i386?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
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.