Re: state of boot floppies
Randolph Chung <email@example.com> writes:
> yes, but this is not trivial to do at all. the whole kernel-package deal is
> rather fragile.
Is it? I find the kernel-source-2.2.x pacakges to be a bit too thin
(relying on proper stuff in /etc) which IMHO is an RC bug against
those kernel-source pkgs.
What else are you talking about? Is anyone working on it? Robust
kernel-source and build cycle is in our interest to have...
> although, as someone pointed out to me, the current dac960/cpqarray drivers
> are built as modules and as such won't allow you to use those devices as
> install targets. (you can't load drivers until you have formatted and
> mounted a / partition...)
Argh. Is this so for compact as well as the stock images?
Only initrd would help here (out of the question for potato, of
course), or else having a small IDE or some such root and then mount
/usr given the module.
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