Subject: Re: -current installboot stuff
To: Simon Burge <simonb@NetBSD.ORG>
From: None <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 03/27/2000 22:01:12
On Tue, 28 Mar 2000, Simon Burge wrote:

> wrote:
> > Is it possible to build a -current 'installboot', 'bootxx_cd9660', and
> > 'boot' and use it to make a bootable NetBSD-1.4.2 CD?  Ie, can a 1.4.2
> > kernel be booted from the -current stuff?
> The answer to this part is "yes" - the installboot stuff was tested
> using a 1.4.1 install kernel :-)  The procedure to actually make a
> bootable CD image is detailed in the -current pmax installboot(8).

cool.  I had the procedure, just no binaries!

> > If the answer is yes, then my next question is how to build that stuff.  I
> > downloaded a -current copy of syssrc.  I tried
> > 
> > cd /usr/src/sys/arch/pmax/stand
> > make
> > 
> > but that failed due to missing includes.    I was hoping to keep this
> > machine at 1.4.x and not -current and don't have disk space to do a
> > complete -current build.
> The simple answer would be to get the "installboot", "boot.pmax" and
> "bootxx_cd9660" from the /usr/mdec directory out of the recent snapshot
> - there's nothing hardcoded about the locations of these programs in
> installboot.  Is this good enough?  If not, I'll look further into
> something that builds on the 1.4 branch.

I'll grab those from a recent snapshot.  Thanks!