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Re: Status of boot-floppies on Alpha?

Nikita Schmidt <cetus@snowball.ucd.ie> writes:
> On Tuesday, 12 Oct, Marcel Harkema wrote:
> > On Tue, Oct 12, 1999 at 04:25:24PM +0200, Falk Hueffner wrote:
> > 
> > > I really wonder if building ~10 different rescue disks is needed at
> > > all since newer kernels have a 'generic' target. The help says it will 
> > > run on any supported system, only slower. Well, people will compile
> > > their own kernel anyway so that shouldn't be a problem.
> > 
> >   I don't know much about alpha's, but this sounds reasonable.
> >   Anyone?
> Absolutely.  Generic kernels work fine and save a lot of hassle as they
> are independent not only of the system type, but also of the boot method
> (SRM+aboot or MILO).  The slowness is not really noticeable.

Then I'll try to tweak te boot floppy scripts for that. Unfortunately
currently newt seems broken because a newer slang was uploaded, so
I'll see if recompiling helps.


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