[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: m68k CD images

On Thu, 14 Jan 1999, Chris Lawrence wrote:

>I have a SCSI CD-R drive on the way (and theoretically an Amiga coming
>back from the repair shop... though that's not strictly speaking
>necessary) so I'll be putting together a slink CD (or CDs... not sure if
>m68k will fit on one CD or not) for m68k.  Maybe it will even be good
>enough to be an Official CD, though I'm not holding my breath.

Good stuff. If you can test the latest version of the slink_cd script, and
tell me what needs to be done (or even better, send a patch) for Amiga
installation that would be very good.

>It's probably going to be a hybrid HFS/iso9660 [Rock Ridge] image...
>we've had reports that some systems choked on the Joliet extensions (and
>they shouldn't be necessary anyway for m68k users... I don't even think
>any m68k OS except Linux [& possibly *BSD] supports Joliet).  It's
>probably not going to be bootable, but that shouldn't be a major

OK... In that case it looks like it'll be useful to remove the -J option
from the default mkhybrid command line. Time to go for arch-specific
options there too I think.

>I may end up hacking mkisofs to add support for the Amiga-specific Rock
>Ridge extensions (see http://makecd.core.de/Rock_Ridge_Amiga_Specific)
>so things may be executable from the CD-ROM.  But that's not a high
>priority with slink on the verge (ha!) of being released.


Steve McIntyre, Allstor Software         smcintyr@allstor-sw.co.uk
Also available from stevem@chiark.greenend.org.uk
"Can't keep my eyes from the circling sky,                 
"Tongue-tied & twisted, Just an earth-bound misfit, I..."  

Reply to: