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Re: slink_cd: still waiting on final boot/install setup

On Sun, 28 Feb 1999, Loic Prylli wrote:

>Steve McIntyre writes:
> > >To create the CD on a i386 machine, you need the isomarkboot program,
> > >I have compiled an i386 version I put on
> > >http://lhpca.univ-lyon1.fr/axp/isomarkboot.gz
> > 
> > OK, I've got this. What does it do? And source would be useful - possibly
> > not everybody will be using and i386 box to generate images. 
>isomarkboot modifies the first sector of an iso9660 image to make the CD
>bootable by the "SRM console" used on some Alphas (you must also pass as an 
>argument the bootloader).
>isomarkboot is in the Alpha-specific aboot package, so no problem to
>generate the CD from Alpha. You can use the source package in the debian
>archive to manually compile isomarkboot on others archs. For potato,
>we may want to split  aboot to provide an arch-independant isomarkboot
>package, (but this is of course not a slink issue). 

Ah, OK... I'll have another look tomorrow. Thanks. Any chance of a
README.1st.alpha??? :-)

Steve McIntyre, CURS CCE, Cambridge, UK.         stevem@chiark.greenend.org.uk
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