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Re: Question about i386 CDs (bootxx_cd9660/boot-big.fs)

I see, thanks.

On Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 1:00 PM, Hubert Feyrer <> 
> On Sat, 28 Jan 2012, Evgeniy Ivanov wrote:
>> I experiment with NetBSD boot stuff for i386. Main question is what is
>> boot-big.fs and how does it different from bootxx_cd9660?
>> With this 'mkisofs -o test1.iso -b bootxx_cd9660 -no-emul-boot -c
>> boot.catalog -l -J -R -allow-leading-dots ./cdreleasefiles/' and in
>> cdreleasefiles contains:
>> boot  boot.cfg  bootxx_cd9660  modules
>> I'm able to boot. Though boot doesn't read boot.cfg, while loads a
>> kernel from modules without issues (I have to go to prompt).
>> When I use boot-big.fs instead I get a nice colorful useless picture
>> on booting. Without "-no-emul-boot" (like in manual) I fail to create
>> an image: Size of boot image is 7200 sectors -> genisoimage: Error -
>> boot image 'cdreleasefiles/boot-big.fs' has not an allowable size.
> boot-big.fs is a complete 2.88MB floppy image that has everything to boot
> netbsd.
> bootxx_cd9660 is just a bootloader for the ISO 9660 format.
>  - Hubert


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