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Re: Small install ISO

From: "George Georgalis" <george@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2005 15:01:52 -0500

On Thu, Feb 17, 2005 at 10:53:53AM -0800, Matthew Dillon wrote:
>:I'm trying to install DragonFlyBSD onto a system using a usb key.  I
>:only have a 64M key, so the normal ISOs are too big for me.  Is there a
>:smaller install ISO that I can use?  (No floppy or cdrom, and other
>:circumstances prevent me from PXE booting)
>    There is no existing target that will generate something that fits in
>    64MB.  Assuming you are even able to boot from the USB key what I 
>    recommend is that you start with a normal install's '/' (forget
>    /usr and all the rest), then strip the debug info out of the kernel
>    (using objcopy --strip-debug infile outfile), and remove files that you
>    don't think will be needed until it fits in 64MB.  Then try to boot it
>    into single-user mode.

A kernel that mounts an NFS root or a usb key based mini root that
copies files from http to a mfs may be easier if those resources are

// George

George Georgalis, systems architect, administrator Linux BSD IXOYE
http://galis.org/george/ cell:646-331-2027 mailto:george@xxxxxxxxx

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