[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: 2.2.14 boot floppies for testing

Hi, Randolph. Thank you for your hard work for boot-floppies.

In <20000116160149.Z11822@tausq.org>,
 at Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2000 16:01:50 -0700,
  on Subject: 2.2.14 boot floppies for testing,
   Randolph Chung <tausq@debian.org> writes:

> in particular, there are two flavors of 2.2.14; there is a "small" version
> in i386/disks-1.44/ that uses a i386 'kernel flavor'. Unfortunately, I don't
> have a setup here at the moment to test it. if someone can test it, I'd very
> much appreciate it. The small version should support most *everything* (and
> maybe more) that the original one does.

I tried to test the compact flavor, but the kernel does not boot up
because my test machine does not have FPU (it's old 486SX/25 + 20MB memory)

I will be very appreciate if you can consider to include the FPU emulation
into your compact kernel. I think the floppy install is required especially
for old powerless machine, and your effort to reduce the number of floppies
will be very appreciated if it could be used to install those machine.

If the FPU emulation code is too large to be included, then I won't complain.

By the way, execuse me to ask one more request, please. 

We require the kernel with vga16fb to display Japanese (and maybe KR or GB)
characters on vfb console. Hatta posted the patch to include vga16fb and
to disable that feature unless kernel option is specified.

Can you check if you can include that patch to your compact kernel ?

Sorry to bother you. I think you can do the right thing for us. Thanks.

In <20000130171915K.hattas@penguin.sakyo.kyoto.jp>,
 at Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2000 17:19:15 +0900,
  on Subject: [PATCH] Please include vga16fb and diable it by default.,
   Hatta Shuzo <hattas@penguin.sakyo.kyoto.jp> writes:

hattas> <For i386 arch only>
hattas> Please apply a patch attached this mail, and make a kernel image with
hattas> This patch disables vga16fb unless some boot parameter is
hattas> specified. If a user turn on his/her machine, a kernel applied this
hattas> patch will boot the machine up like a kernel does not include vga16fb.
hattas> so it is harmless to every user, i think.
hattas> Provide vga16fb enabled kernel image, please. i want the version for
hattas> building Japanese version of boot-floppies.
hattas> Thanks,
hattas> -- 
hattas> Hatta Shuzo
hattas> hattas@debian.or.jp / hattas@penguin.sakyo.kyoto.jp

  Taketoshi Sano: <sano@debian.org>,<sano@debian.or.jp>,<kgh12351@nifty.ne.jp>

Reply to: