Re: more language support
On Sat, 6 Feb 1999 18:42:06 -0500 (EST), "Phillip R. Jaenke" <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> 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.
There's just absolutely no way we're going to drop floppy support.
First off, not all machines that people run debian on have CDROMs.
Secondly, you're being extremely x86-centri -- many non-x86 platforms
(i.e., m68k ataris I think) don't even support bootable CDs.
I think it *might* make sense for CD or Network installation to use a
special verision of the boot floppies that somehow support all the
different LANG settings. Doesn't sound like it's gonna happen for
.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>