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Re: Generic boot image support in makefs(8)

On Sun, Jan 13, 2008 at 04:42:24PM +0000, Nick Hudson wrote:
> Hi,
> I added an option to makefs(8) to write a file into the first 32K of a cd9660 
> image. This can be used to create bootable NetBSD/hp700 CDs.
> Any comments before I commit?

I think this collides with SUN disklabels, needed for bootable SUN CD's (Sun3,
Sun3x,32 bit Sparc - I'm not totally sure about Sparc64).

Hm, VAX disks will also need block 0, afaik.

(Can we build a first word that's a valid Hp700 branch and VAX CALL, like the
evil VAX+PDP11-machine-code array from some IOCCC?)

Maybe the documentation should have a table indicating colliding requirements
for booting, for people who generate multi-architecture boot CDs.


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