Where is mfsroot.flp ?

Yuan, Jue yuanjue02 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 25 10:13:18 UTC 2006

On Friday 25 August 2006 01:13, Niclas Zeising wrote:
> Yuan, Jue wrote:
> > Hi all.
> >
> > I just wonder where mfsroot.flp is going now. It seems it has been
> > replaced by boot.flp and kernX.flp. why?
> >
> > What I really want is to get a mfsroot to embed into a FreeBSD kernel,
> > since kernel has option MD_ROOT to support this. I have found mfsroot.gz
> > in boot/, but after uncompressing, it turns out to be as big as 4.2MB,
> > which is too big for me. :-( Does anyone knows how to create a custom
> > mfsroot, say which files do I need to put in to it, to make it not larger
> > than 4MB?
> >
> > Any idea would be greatly appreciated. :-)
> The mfsroot.flp has been replaced in favour of kernX.flp. It was
> sometime when the mfsroot grew bigger that the 1.44KiB-limit. What
> someone did was making the kernel splitable over multiple floppies, and
> still bootable, iirc.
Thanks for the info. :-)

> Why do you need a mfsroot instead of an ordinary /? Are you planing on
> making a live cd? Just out of curiosity.
I need a kernel with mfsroot embedded in it so that I could have the ability 
to install FreeBSD after booting from that kernel.

Best Regards
Yuan, Jue @ http://www.yuanjue.net

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