Subject: Re: Journey into Hell
To: Phil Knaack <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: port-i386
Date: 04/12/1996 08:46:50
"Phil Knaack" writes:
> Perry writes:
> > David Hopper writes:
> >> 	2.  How would I go about replacing the kcoth11.fs kernel with the new 
> >> 	    one?  (cp ./netbsd /dev/fd0a)?
> >That would work if the new kernel was small enough to fit (an
> >increasing problem).
> No, that would in fact _not_ work, netbsd kernels don't work like the
> linux zImage[*]. A floppy which contains a kernel _needs_ a standard bsd
> filesystem and bootblocks. The "kcoth11.fs" is (as the extension suggests)
> a FileSystem .. 

Sorry, I spaced about the question he was asking as he was asking
it. Of course that command won't work. What he can do, however, is
mount /dev/fd0a on /mnt and then cp ./netbsd /mnt.

> Going even further off topic, I've often thought it [zImage] would
> be nice if this could be done .. how difficult is it?

I'm working on something right now, actually.