Re: Creation of 2.88MB Boot Images, Auto-Install Comments
Tres Hofmeister <email@example.com> writes:
> I just subscribed to the list yesterday. I've poked around in
> the archives, but can't find the answers to a couple of questions:
> 1. Where is the source code for the boot-floppies stuff to be
> found? I can't seem to find it in the normal Debian package
> source archives.
The 'boot-floppies' package. The binary package is actually the
Better yet, get it from CVS and be up-to-the-minute. See the attached
> 2. How does one create (under Linux) a 2.88MB boot image suitable
> for use with an El Torito format bootable CD? The last time
> I did this I used a Windows utility. I figure this might be
> answered if I found the answer to number 1...
I'm not sure -- I don't work on any of that. You could ask
firstname.lastname@example.org. But I'm pretty sure the standard 2.88
boot image made by 'make release' in the bf sources is adequate (?).
> The current thread on automated installations is interesting.
> I've got a locally-developed bootable Debian quick-install CD that I'm
> in the process of updating for potato. I'd like to make it a little
> more flexible, too. At the moment, in mostly-automatic mode, it just
> asks for host name, asks to select video and monitor types from short
> lists based on what we normally purchase here, then runs. The script
> handles partitioning and formatting the drive using defaults, unpacks
> a tarball built on an example Debian system, then handles tweaking
> for the local configuration. It makes quite a few assumptions about
> the hardware. A typical install on a modern machine takes about 15
> minutes, and is non-interactive after the first few questions.
Yeah, you and about 5 other folks at least have this.
> It would be wonderful to see something like this available as
> a standard tool in woody!
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