DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2003-12
New ISO builder
I have put together a new ISO builder in /usr/src/nrelease. It will
create a bootable ISO image on a CD which is basically a full, live
No sysinstall is generated (yet). A writable /dev, /tmp, /var, and /etc
is created via MFS, so basically the entire system should work booted
off of CD. The CD will boot into a login prompt. Since root has no
password, just login as root.
I'm hoping this can form the basis for the single-CD idea that I've
been batting around.
There are currently two make targets in /usr/src/nrelease:
release: This will do a full buildworld and buildkernel (GENERIC)
with the current source tree, then generate the release
ISO and directory structure in /usr/release.
quickrel: This will do a 'quick' buildworld and buildkernel (i.e.
-DNOCLEAN) and then generate the release ISO and directory
structure in /usr/release.
realquickrel: This is even faster. It assumes that the buildkernel and
buildworld have already been done and just generates the ISO
directory structure and ISO file in /usr/release.
You need to have several Gigs of free space in /usr, not counting
space used by buildworld and buildkernel. Be sure to do a complete
update of your CVS tree and sources before running these targets.
The ISO file defaults to /usr/release/dfly.iso. My first ISO is
available for download on the main site in the download section.
The ISO contains a complete base distribution plus installed binaries
for two ports: cvsup and mkisofs.