Re: Floppies for amd64 ?
Michelle Konzack <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I have a machine without CD-Rom (no place in
> there) and only a Floppy Drive.
> Please, can anyone tell me, why there are no
> Floppy-Disks for the debian-installer ?
Just space reasons. 1.44MB just aren't enough.
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1.4M May 9 18:38 vmlinuz-2.6.5-amd64
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1.1M Aug 6 06:46 vmlinuz-2.6.7-6-amd64-k8
Looking again it seems the kernel was reduced in size somewhat so you
could build a kernel floppy and 2-4 root floppies. But I don't know
how well D-I supports a multi floppy initrd. Floppy support is modular
so you can't let the kernel, which can do multi volume, load the initrd.