Subject: Re: Problems booting new 1.3 kernel
To: port-pmax@NetBSD.ORG <port-pmax@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Bill Harris <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 01/12/1998 17:37:40
Ted Lemon wrote:

> > Ok, what would be the best way to build a bootable CD?  I've got a
> > 500 meg disk.  Could it be as simple as a SCSI to SCSI copy  or build
> > an image of the disk and then burn the image to a CD-R?
> That should work, yes.   Although you might run into trouble with
> blocksizes - I'm not sure.   Also, old DECstation boot proms don't
> like to boot off of CD-roms that only support 2048-byte blocks, IIRC.
> If you have a drive that boots Ultrix CD-roms, you're probably okay.
>                                _MelloN_


I've got an old Toshiba TMS-330 that we've been using to load
Ultrix on the 5k/240's with (it also is liked by SGI's a lot) and a 500
drive which does 512 byte blocks.

I plan to install NetBSD 1.3 with tarballs onto the 500 meg, move the
drive over to my mac's scsi chain, then use Adaptec's Toast CD authoring
software to build a disk image and then write it to a new CD.  I can also
do a SCSI to SCSI copy as mentioned before, but I'm not sure which method
will give me a better chance at building a "bootable" NetBSD 1.3 CD?

Any ideas/suggestions before I start making coasters?