Subject: Re: New to NetBSD/Vax, trying to bring up a MVII
To: Mr Ian Primus <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Anders Magnusson <email@example.com>
Date: 08/14/2007 08:46:06
Mr Ian Primus wrote:
> While we're on the subject of booting, I came across
> this in the INSTALL.txt file in the NetBSD-3.1:
> Creating boot floppies
> Fetch the bootable bootfs image from
> and gunzip it. It is a 1.2MB bootable image that
> will boot from any
> floppy of size 1.2MB and bigger.
> This doesn't work. For one, gunzip won't gunzip it,
> and also - boot.fs is a 2400 kilobyte file, and I
> don't see how that could decompress into a 1200
> kilobyte file. (unless it's a really, really bad
> compression scheme).
> Am I missing something?
hm, I think you are trying to do something that noone has done for a
very long time :-)
But for the floppy; try to split the 2400k file into two pieces, IIRC it
will ask you to
put in the second floppy when it comes to the end of the first one.