Re: a suggestion
tb@MIT.EDU (Thomas Bushnell, BSG) writes:
> email@example.com writes:
> > tb@MIT.EDU (Thomas Bushnell, BSG) writes:
> > > Jon Pennington <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > >
> > > > > I would relish covenient clear instructions on how to make such a
> > > > > CDROM. Right now, we have complete images, and we have floppies, but
> > > > > no instructions for making a simple boot-floppies-only CDROM.
> > > >
> > > > As would I. 3.5" CD-R media is becoming very easy to come by, not to
> > > > mention the fact that they are much faster and more reliable than
> > > > floppies. Ideally, the CD would contain the entire boot floppies tree
> > > > for a given platform (i386, PPC, AXP, etc.), but boot with a fairly
> > > > generic kernel. Is this doable with Potato?
> > >
> > > I will be trying this out tomorrow. The plan is to use debian-cd to
> > > build a Debian CD with the boot floppies but a totally empty package
> > > list. We will be installing a friend's new PC and he asked me to help
> > > him use Debian, and so it's a good thing for us to try.
> > >
> > > I will report back on my experiences.
> > Try to set the size limit right down to 40 MB (or whatever the CDs can
> > hold). Might even work.
> Part of the point of the exercise for me is to minimize download time,
> and I'm afraid debian-cd just isn't up to dealing with the world if
> there isn't a complete mirror available on local disk.
Sorry you didn't succeed. However, there is a linuxcare website
somewhere that shows how to take base2_2.tgz to make a bootable
business card cd or something. Search for that with google.
If you do succeed and want to help save the world, then write up some
instructions (ascii is fine) and I could try to integrate that to the
technical notes section in the install manual.
.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>