Re: more language support
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On 6 Feb 1999, Ben Pfaff wrote:
> "James A. Treacy" <email@example.com> writes:
> I doubt that i18n would add even 1MB to the boot floppies.
> We don't have 1 MB. We have 1.4 MB, total, for the first floppy
> including kernel and root.bin, or 2.4 MB split between two 1.2 MB
> For the base system you may well be correct. But I was under the
> impression that we were talking about the install dialogs, not the
> base system.
If I might interject something here.
Nothing says that it has to be on floppies. Every Debian CD I have used
has been bootable. Since from what I understand, slink is already two CDs,
there is really no reason that I can see not to use more space on the
first CD, make it bootable, and support more languages only from CD boot.
99% of current/recent motherboards, even a LOT of older ones, support
booting from CD.
It's just a thought, of course. My $.02USD.
Also, those of you who emailed me, I've been busy the past few days with
some things, I'm going to try catching up from the correct address tonight
- Phillip R. Jaenke (firstname.lastname@example.org | InterNIC: PRJ5) -
"something is not right, but i don't think it's wrong." --anon
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