Cobalt RestoreCD/RestoreUSB based on NetBSD 5.1.2
NetBSD 5.1.2 is out, Izumi Tsutsui
has updated his NetBSD-based Restore CD/USB-image
for the Cobalt machines.
The files are available at http://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/arch/cobalt/restore-cd/5.1.2/. Citing from the announcement:
``The only changes from 5.1.1 version are CHANGES file and 5.1.2 binaries,
so the following instructions are same as 5.1.1 ones:
restorecd-5.1.2-20120205.iso.gz is a gzipped RestoreCD ISO9660 image
as prior releases.
restoreusb-5.1.2-20120205.img.gz is a new "RestoreUSB" image
which has almost identical functions with RestoreCD but is
intended to be burned into USB memory sticks for USB bootable PCs.
You can write the image using gzip(1) + dd(1) on Unix like OSes,
or you can also use "Rawrite32" utility on MS Windows:
To use the RestoreUSB for cobalt installation, write the image
into >=512MB USB memory stick (or USB HDD etc.) and boot your PC
from it, then all other procedures are same as RestoreCD.
You no longer have to burn a coaster for every installation ;-)
See also "Restore CD Howto" for actual installation procedures:
(though RestoreUSB is not mentioned yet)
and see files in .tar.gz archive for more details.''
[Tags: cobalt, usb]