Bug#13021: marked as done (boot-floppies: basesystem via FTP)
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I think there is enough space on the boot floppies to include ftp on it. It
would be nice to be able to get the base system tarball via ftp instead of
needing an NFS server around.
Also: Why do the boot-floppies require a driver disk? There are certainly
situations where I do not need any drivers from the driver disk. Could
the driver disk be gotten via FTP or so too?
The CD-ROm boots directly into the rescue disk. But how does it then get the
-- System Information
Debian Release: 1.3
Kernel Version: Linux waterf.org 2.0.31 #9 Sun Sep 7 14:23:04 PDT 1997 i486 unknown
Versions of the packages boot-floppies depends on:
libc5-pic Not installed or no info
ncurses3.0-pic Not installed or no info
mkrboot Not installed or no info
dosfstools Not installed or no info
syslinux Not installed or no info
sysutils Version: 1.2-1
makedev Version: 1.6-17
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From: Martin Schulze <joey@finlandia.Infodrom.North.DE>
Subject: Re: Debian Bug report logs - #13021
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> Package: boot-floppies
> Version: 1.2.23
> I think there is enough space on the boot floppies to include ftp on it. It
> would be nice to be able to get the base system tarball via ftp instead of
> needing an NFS server around.
The boot-floppies now support HTTP for the base system which is
more comfortable, I believe.
> Also: Why do the boot-floppies require a driver disk? There are certainly
> situations where I do not need any drivers from the driver disk. Could
> the driver disk be gotten via FTP or so too?
You can skip the drivers disk or install it via fd0/fd1/mounted/harddisk.
If you only need a couple of drivers you can load them from an extra disk
as well (from 2.2.17 and newer, not released yet)
The only stupid question is the unasked one.
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