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Re: dding floppy30.fs to a hard drive?
begin electrogrammati illius Generic Player
>Ok, this might sound odd, but is it possible to dd a floppy boot image
>to a hard drive and have it work? Basically what I want to do is have
>a bunch of hard drives where as soon as you plug them in and turn on
>the box, it goes straight into an openbsd install. I didn't expect it
>to work, but just dding a floppy30.fs onto the hard drive just gives me
No it won't, because the biosboot code assumes /boot in fixed locations,
put in there by installboot(8). These correspondend of
Drive (0x00 = floppy)
Number of (continuous) sectors to load
So it will fail, (mostly) because the Drive is not 0x80.
Yes, I am root on my box, my friends' boxen and my mailgate.
And yes, I do know how to handle it. Yes, I know about kill-
rules, too. So WTF do you still bother filling my syslog?