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Re: Floppies for amd64 ?

Am 2004-09-07 16:45:49, schrieb Goswin von Brederlow:
> 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.

Why using this crap ?  All my selfmade bootfloppys 
have 1.68 MBytes and I boot with lilo on it...

> -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

No problem for 1.68 MBytes

And, I do not need the 2.6.xx kernel.
The 2.4 works fine and the 2.6.xx has to much errors

> 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.

Do you know the Linux-Router-Project (it is died) but had multiple 
initrd (simpel tgz files) support and create the Filesysten in the 
Ramdisk on the fly. This allow you to charge the Ramdisk in several 

> MfG
>         Goswin


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