[haiku-development] Re: Downloading gcc?

On Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 11:17:15PM -0800, Urias McCullough wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 5:04 PM,  <pete.goodeve@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Also, something I haven't been able to understand from browsing: what
> > exactly is an 'anyboot' image?  I gather from one post I found that it
> > has both raw and ISO images.  The one I dowloaded a while back, though,
> > seems to be much the same size as a raw image, so what does than mean?
> 
> It's kinda hard to explain :)
> 
> It contains the proper bits to look like an ISO image to the BIOS
> allowing it to be burned to a CD (note, however, that it actually
> includes a BFS disk image for the OS, not ISO + overlay like the real
> ISO type image), but it also contains an MBR to look like a hard disk
> image (and thus, can be dd'd to an HD or USB stick and the BIOS will
> boot it just fine).

Ah -- I (sorta) understand...  I wasn't really aware of the complexities
of ISO9660 (and I'm still not sure how a BFS image is accessed through
ISO).  I see that Wikipedia has pages on 'ISO image' etc., though, which
help a bit.

Thanks,
        -- Pete --


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