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Re: Bits from the debian-cd team; more CD/DVDs being built regularly

On Sat, Dec 23, 2006 at 12:57:44PM -0600, Gunnar Wolf wrote:
>Steve McIntyre dijo [Fri, Dec 22, 2006 at 03:04:54PM +0000]:
>> Bad news I'm afraid. I've worked through the mkisofs boot code again,
>> and I get:
>> (...)
>> I'm looking further to see if it's at all possible to get (e.g.) hppa
>> and alpha to live in the same boot sector, but it's really not likely.
>I might be stating the obvious, but the OpenBSD team (and I understand
>it's Theo specifically who was responsable for this) spent a
>nontrivial amount of time working how to make their CDs bootable in
>every possible platform, with usually 3-4 architectures per
>CD. Maybe (knowing their community is (even) more hostile than ours)
>it's not an option to ask them for information on how they managed to
>do this, but you could study a bit their ISO's layout. 
>Their ISOs are not freely redistributable, but if you are interested,
>I can snail-mail you some older releases (~4 year old, IIRC) I have
>around here.

Thanks, but there's no need to do that. Looking at their website I can
see that all their latest CD sets claim to be bootable on "i386,
amd64, macppc, sparc, and sparc64". I'm already doing 3 of those
arches, and I'm really not that bothered about sparc...

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
"The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that
 English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don't just borrow words; on
 occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them
 unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary."  -- James D. Nicoll

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