Subject: bootable iso - makefs vs. mkisofs [was: Re: CVS commit:
To: David Young <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/08/2005 20:46:56
On Thu, 6 Oct 2005, David Young wrote:
> Log Message:
> Add an example of using installboot(8) and makefs(8) with bootxx_cd9660
> to create a bootable CD-ROM for an i386 host with a serial console.
> To generate a diff of this commit:
> cvs rdiff -r1.44 -r1.45 src/usr.sbin/installboot/installboot.8

playing with this again and following your example, I found that I can not 
create a ISO that's bootable withou qemu, but that the following command 
gives me one, which should be functionally equivalent:

 	mkisofs -r -o cd_mkisofs.iso -b bootxx -no-emul-boot cdrom

so i guess we know that the problem's somewhere in makefs(1) now...

  - Hubert