Hello all, according to the handbook, I can create a file-backed fs (Example 12-5. Creating a New File-Backed Disk with vnconfig)
# dd if=/dev/zero of=newimage bs=1k count=5k .. # vnconfig -s labels -c vn0 newimage # disklabel -r -w vn0 auto # newfs vn0c ... # mount /dev/vn0c /mnt I've been trying to do that, and end up with a file that I can turn into an mfsroot.gz (or mdroot.gz for that matter). But I can't get my device to boot from a flash device using a 'home-built' mfsroot.gz. I've tried various combinations of switches for vnconfig, disklabel and newfs, but nothing wants to allow it to play the way I need. When I replace the mfsroot.gz with mfsroot.flp from the floppy startup images, then it boots. I have, in the past done a growfs on the mfsroot.flp, in order to make it big enough to hold the files I need. But I'd rather just do the commands as described in example 12-5 above. What do I need to add to that to make it a bootable mfsroot? Regards, rip _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"