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Re: New ISO builder

From: Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2003 10:25:35 -0800 (PST)

:On Mon, Dec 01, 2003 at 12:15:31PM -0800, Matthew Dillon wrote:
:>     Speaking of which, I am generating a non-emulated El Torito bootable
:>     CD (it's a simple option to mkisofs).  Hopefully only a few problems will
:>     crop up.
:Can you make that a switch? E.g. we could have a minimal
:emulated/native boot floppy with just a kernel on it. Enough
:to get the root from CD9660 ;-) Do we have g(un)zip support
:in the loader? That way we can simply add a compressed generic
:kernel to a floppy. Otherwise a striped down kernel for normal
:1.44 MB with the hardware needed to read a CD is good.

     The kernel does not currently fit on a floppy, but you could
     try installing just the boot blocks and /boot on a floppy, I'll
     bet you could then boot into the floppy-based boot loader and from
     there boot the kernel from CDRom.

					Matthew Dillon 

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