On 03/02/11 10:06, TAKAHASHI Yoshihiro wrote:
In article<4d6bb5e3.6020...@freebsd.org>
Nathan Whitehorn<nwhiteh...@freebsd.org>  writes:

BSDinstall has acquired at this point its final form (prior to a
future merge with pc-sysinstall), and I believe is ready to replace
sysinstall on the 9.0 snapshot ISOs. Barring any objections, I would
like to pull this switch 2 weeks from today, on the 14th of March.

A patch to the release infrastructure code can be found here (make
release must be run with Makefile.bsdinstall using this patch to get
non-sysinstall media):
In Makefile.bsdinstall:

+       echo kernel_options=\"-C\">  ${DISTDIR}/release/boot/loader.conf
+       sh /usr/src/release/${TARGET}/mkisoimages.sh -b FreeBSD_Install 
${DISTDIR}/release.iso ${DISTDIR}/release
+       rm ${DISTDIR}/release/boot/loader.conf

${TARGET} must be ${TARGET_ARCH} because pc98 and sunv4 don't have
mkisoimages.sh script.

I was thinking of just copying the i386/mkisoimages.sh and making the -G behavior the default. It seems to me to make more sense to use MACHINE than MACHINE_ARCH for this, since pc98 seems to have different requirements than i386. We could just copy the sparc64 install script for sun4v.
Do you have a plan to add a floppy support as boot device?  Pc98
machines which can boot from CD-ROM are very limited.  So we usually
use FD for boot media to install.

No, I hadn't thought about this. If there aren't any machines you care about that don't have a CD drive at all, we could try a CD-bootloader-on-a-floppy as a solution. I think a totally floppy based install would be very difficult to arrange, however.
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