[Cu-wireless] bootable CD-ROM update

Sascha Meinrath sascha at ucimc.org
Thu May 2 00:11:13 CDT 2002

AWESOME!  Dave, you the man.


On Wed, 1 May 2002, David Young wrote:

> I have NetBSD booting from a hard drive with a read-only root and /usr.
> All the read-write directories (/var, /etc, /home, and /dev) are mounted
> on memory filesystems, which are are restored at boot time from a tar file
> on the CD-ROM. It was a pretty simple matter of tweaking boot dependencies
> to get the read-write directories restored before they were needed.
> I still have several things on my to-do list, including detecting and
> initializing network interfaces, keeping logs under control, and tweaking
> the set-up so that it boots from CD-ROM or floppy.  But it should not
> be long before I have a prototype CD-ROM to share.
> I want to get with Zach soon to talk about auto-configuring OSPF at boot.
> This is the Web site that got me started:
>     http://www.daemonnews.org/200106/bootable_CD.html
> Dave
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