Re: Thoughts on the state of the boot-floppies
On Mon, 22 Nov 1999, Erik Andersen wrote:
> * We include both cfdisk (50k) and fdisk (85k). Why not pick just one,
> or use sfdisk (included in busybox -- costs 34k).
Unless cfdisk has changed...
Fdisk can partition the HD at the finest resolution the hardware allows,
cfdisk can not. This can be critical for someone installing Debian
onto a minimal system. e.g., I was installing slink on a box so small
that partitioning with cfdisk failed because there wasn't enough room on
the HD to fit the distribution (couldn't find a balance between swap,
minix and linux that worked), partitioning with fdisk was fine because
it allowed me to fiddle with the size of the partitions until everything