trying to use a bootable cd on freebsd.

Stefan Bethke stb at
Wed Jun 16 08:58:06 GMT 2004

Am 15.06.2004 um 21:58 schrieb Julian Elischer:

> If I look on the cdrom I see nothing special.
> Certainly no flpooy images or such...

I'd guess that it's using the "no emulation" or "native" boot method, 
where the boot descriptor points to code that gets loaded and executed 
directly, instead of having an emulated floppy or HD image.

Google gives this for a specification:

> either way, how can I make this a bootable device of some other form?

No idea really; you can certainly extract the boot code from the CD, 
but you'd have to figure out what the boot code then does...

Stefan Bethke <stb at>   Fon +49 170 346 0140

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