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Bug#76871: Request for isapnp on boot floppies

merge 76871 61886

Aigars Mahinovs <aigarius@mail.lv> writes:

>       After a discussion on IRC with a Debian User I propose that
>       there should be created a flavor of Debian boot-floppies that
>       include support for ISA PnP hardware. I suppose this could be
>       accomplished by adding executables from isapnp package. These
>       are isapnp and dumpnp (might be misspelled). It might be
>       also done by including these into the last driver floppy of some
>       existing flavor. Also the setup procedure should then be changed
>       to mention or run these progs. Their size is apr. 80 Kb.
>       I'm new Debian Developer, so don't kill me if I'm completely
>       wrong.

It's not at all a bad suggestion.  It has been filed already.

Are you really suggesting all that is needed is to add those two
executables to, uh, the root filesystem?   Or also to base?  How much
have you thought it through?

.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>

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