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Re: Automated Installer - Automated Patcher
BTW, to those who are interested this product will be released using the
BSD license and any derived work will be from BSD licensed code.
Now on to the nitty gritty...
> erf. I'm trying to think of a nice way of saying, "get to know the
> product before you change it". 8)
> Well, here's a REALLY big clue for you...
> boot bsd.rd. Drop to shell. Look around. I think much will become
> more clear...
> The install kernels all do basicly the same thing as bsd.rd (which is,
> itself, an install kernel)
Okay, so I have read the faqs, maybe I am not being descriptive enough...
This is what I have been able to gather, on the CD-Rom ISO are the
bsd -> ELF Executable
bsd.rd -> GZIPed file uncompresses to ELF Executable
miniroot34.fs -> disk image, after vnconfig and mount files inside are:
bsd -> GZIPed file uncompresses to ELF Executable
ofwboot -> ELF Executable
bsd.rd and the bsd inside miniroot34.fs are the same file...?
Uncompressed all tar balls on ISO and still no install scripts.
Is there a way to mount the bsd.rd files to poke around in them?
I have searched for the answer to this question w/o luck but that
would make sense if they are just executables inside a gziped file.
I have tried to compile the source tree from a Sparc64 system but get
several error messages. Specifically when I try to compile the source
under src/distrib/sparc64/ I get a DESTDIR error. This is easily overcome
by adding to the make command line but several errors still result
> check out: http://fugu.bsws.de/
> different project, same name. Better logo (sorry, had to toss that
> in. Long running joke)
Hmmm thanks we will add that to our site.
> Another tip: a fast computer will be nice. you won't have to rebuild
> the entire system from source, but you will need to compile and put
> together ramdisk kernels, a really fast machine with a really fast
> disk will be your friend. I *reallly* got tired of my PII-400. The
> XP2700+ is sweet. 8)
Yeah... I tried to install the AMD64 build on my computer and it didn't
recognize the SATA controller. Thats okay, Suse didn't either... but
FreeBSD did, maybe we could steal something from them.
'Steal this Driver'
- Abbie Hoffman