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Re: Format of bootable Indy CDs?

To: Alex deVries <adevries@linuxcare.com>
Subject: Re: Format of bootable Indy CDs?
From: Florian Lohoff <flo@rfc822.org>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 00:17:31 +0200
Cc: linux-mips@linux-mips.org
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On Thu, Sep 26, 2002 at 03:20:06PM -0400, Alex deVries wrote:
> Florian Lohoff wrote:
> >The firmware loads an ecoff file from a volume header - The volume
> >header is a special partition with a "minimalistic" filesystem
> >in it - This can be modified by "dvhtool". 
> 
> Okay.  I see an example of that mentioned in your mail in
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-mips/2002/debian-mips-200204/msg00056.html
> .  That seems to match with an EFS volume header.
> 
> So making a tool that writes the 8k volume header is easy.  If I 
> understand properly, that points to a filename on the EFS filesystem 
> that follows it.
> 
> What open source tools do we have to create such an EFS filesystem?

None .. Its not EFS - The Volume Header filesystem is MUCH simpler ...

Look into dvhtool to understand it ...

Flo
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