Subject: Re: Cross Platform 'media' creation
To: John Clark <>
From: Denis Lagno <>
List: port-i386
Date: 07/08/2005 23:45:29
On Fri, Jul 08, 2005 at 08:40:22AM -0700, John Clark scribed:
> I have not needed to do this recently, but the last time I looked into 
> it, it
> was not clear how to create a 'fully NetBSD' bootable disk from a linux
> based host.
> At the moment I have embedded targets that I would like to create a 1 GB
> CF file system with, from the linux host environment.
> Linux has obviously an 'fdisk' to partition the disk, but then there's:
> disklabel
> mkfs
> mounting a ffs file system on linux and writting such.
> Has anyone else done this, and if so what is the procedure.
> (As a note, at the moment I don't have a spare machine to set up as a
> NetBSD machine. And there is one thing I hate in the world, that is 
> 'dual boot'...)

I guess you may want to build tools.
On linux machine do ./ tools
Then you can use tools/bin/nbmakefs, tools/bin/*-disklabel and etc