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Re: Floppies for amd64 ?

Michelle Konzack <linux4michelle@freenet.de> writes:

> Hello, 
> 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.

> Thanks
> Michelle


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