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Re: Floppies for amd64 ?

Michelle Konzack <linux4michelle@freenet.de> writes:

> 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

No, 2.4 does not work fine. They hardly work at all for amd64.

>> 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 
> etapes. 

D-I used that too and i386 did have multi floppy boots for example for
usb installs. But I doubt anyone has added the neccessary hoocks and
config files for amd64. It is a matter of a few hours work and testing
if you fell it is needed.

>> MfG
>>         Goswin
> Greetings
> Michelle


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