Bug#71243: marked as done (boot-floppies)
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May be i missed something, but after some years of debian
it still needs floppies to do the installation.
This is not only impractial but sometimes even impossible.
1) I've a server hoisted in the US, but i'm located in Europe.
Do you really want me to fly to the server and put in a floppy
just to do a fresh debian installion? Or to bother my provider
to do so?
2) I'm running the reiserfs. And i want to create a partition with it.
So, the boot floppies do not help much. even do not need them
at all, because i have a running system (as in the case before)
in another partition. But i have to plug them in anyway.
This means, i can only workaround, creating a ext2 partition locally,
boot with the floppies provided, tar the newly created installation,
remove this partition and then do what i really want to do.
Could one create an installation procedure _without_ floppies,
please? Why does the bootstrap installer does only run from
floppies? Any reason?
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To: Lars Doelle <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Bug#71243: boot-floppies
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From: Adam Di Carlo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11 Sep 2000 04:12:36 -0400
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Lars Doelle <email@example.com> writes:
> May be i missed something, but after some years of debian
> it still needs floppies to do the installation.
No, it doesn't. You can boot from the network (probably don't try
this on x86), from CD, from other removable media, or install from
> 1) I've a server hoisted in the US, but i'm located in Europe.
> Do you really want me to fly to the server and put in a floppy
> just to do a fresh debian installion? Or to bother my provider
> to do so?
Yes, things could be better and they will be for potato, but bug
reports like this aren't much help.
> 2) I'm running the reiserfs. And i want to create a partition with it.
> So, the boot floppies do not help much. even do not need them
> at all, because i have a running system (as in the case before)
> in another partition. But i have to plug them in anyway.
No, this is not supported yet in the stable 2.2 kernel, which is what
potato uses, thus it is not supported by boot-floppies, which uses
.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>
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