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RE: building boot cd
- To: "'Steve Shockley'" <Steve_(_dot_)_Shockley_(_at_)_shockley_(_dot_)_net>, tech_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: RE: building boot cd
- From: David Jobes <djobes_(_at_)_phoenixdsl_(_dot_)_net>
- Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2001 07:46:30 -0600
Thanks for the input, and these CD's or images are going to be internal
only, and be used for the rapid deployment of dedicated systems, as stated
firewalls, routers, and ids systems. These will all be custom, and not
contain the 2.8 distro, currently they will still be based on 2.7, and
thanks again for the info.
From: Steve Shockley [mailto:Steve_(_dot_)_Shockley_(_at_)_shockley_(_dot_)_net]
Sent: Monday, January 01, 2001 11:31 AM
Subject: RE: building boot cd
> i am trying to build a custom install boot cd rom, i have
> 2.6, 2.7 and am getting 2.8, i am trying to build a series of
> predefined systems, (i.e ,,, Firewall, Routers, NIDS,
> Intranet Servers), i would like to automated this as much as
> possible, ihave tried to tar filesystem on each one of these,
> but this seems to fail due to drive partioning , i think is
> where it is failing at.
When you boot from CD, the computer essentially thinks it's booting from a
floppy. Check out cdrom28.fs (or any of the three boot floppies). You'll
need to create a 1.44 (or 2.88) floppy with enough on it to boot your system
and mount the CD. Do a man mkisofs or see
http://www.shockley.net/obsd-bootcd.asp for more hints. If you include more
than one boot image, your BIOS should provide you with a choice at
> Any hints would be greatly appreciated, AND NO I AM NOT
> TRYING TO VIOLATE COPYRIGHT, I AM ANA AVID SUPPORTER< AND USE
> OPENBSD SOLELY FOR NETWORK AND SECURITY APPLIANCES AT WORK AND HOME.
If I understand the OpenBSD copyright correctly, if you wanted to you could
create CDs and sell them for a profit without paying any royalties.
However, you could not make a copy of the "official" 2.8 CD and sell it.
(Please, anyone feel free to correct my mistakes, if any!)
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