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Re: Question about i386 CDs (bootxx_cd9660/boot-big.fs)
What is used in i386 CDs? bootxx_cd9660 + boot from stand, right?
On Sun, Jan 29, 2012 at 12:00 PM, Evgeniy Ivanov
> I see, thanks.
> On Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 1:00 PM, Hubert Feyrer <hubert%feyrer.de@localhost>
>> On Sat, 28 Jan 2012, Evgeniy Ivanov wrote:
>>> I experiment with NetBSD boot stuff for i386. Main question is what is
>>> boot-big.fs and how does it different from bootxx_cd9660?
>>> With this 'mkisofs -o test1.iso -b bootxx_cd9660 -no-emul-boot -c
>>> boot.catalog -l -J -R -allow-leading-dots ./cdreleasefiles/' and in
>>> cdreleasefiles contains:
>>> boot boot.cfg bootxx_cd9660 modules
>>> I'm able to boot. Though boot doesn't read boot.cfg, while loads a
>>> kernel from modules without issues (I have to go to prompt).
>>> When I use boot-big.fs instead I get a nice colorful useless picture
>>> on booting. Without "-no-emul-boot" (like in manual) I fail to create
>>> an image: Size of boot image is 7200 sectors -> genisoimage: Error -
>>> boot image 'cdreleasefiles/boot-big.fs' has not an allowable size.
>> boot-big.fs is a complete 2.88MB floppy image that has everything to boot
>> bootxx_cd9660 is just a bootloader for the ISO 9660 format.
>> - Hubert
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