Subject: Re: -current installboot stuff
To: None <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 03/28/2000 12:48:36 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).

> 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.