Re: Booting to floppy
On Mon, Feb 26, 2001 at 08:21:18PM -0800, Andrew Sharp wrote:
> Ethan Benson wrote:
> > On Mon, Feb 26, 2001 at 02:48:40PM -0800, Andrew Sharp wrote:
> > > Um, yeah, that must be what I meant. Actually, what I meant is
> > > this: the docs constantly talk about booting the rescue floppy for
> > > this that and the other. But the "rescue" floppy for the powerpc
> > > port is an ext2 file system, and doesn't boot at all on old world
> > > macs, and I just assumed that it must be for new world macs. If
> > > not, then the rescue floppy image is a complete hoax for powerpc.
> > the rescue floppy has only one purpose on powerpc, and that is to
> > provide the kernel image that is installed in the `install OS and
> > kernel modules' step. the bootable rescue floppy for oldworld macs is
> > the hfs-boot.img (or whatever its called).
> I've never needed rescue.bin for that. Granted I've only done two
> installs. ~:^) But there are two images called driver-1.bin and
> driver-2.bin which one might guess have drivers on them. Never used
> those either.
You've probably done either network or CD installs. They both use
rescue.bin; they don't require it be on a floppy, that's all.
Daniel Jacobowitz Debian GNU/Linux Developer
Monta Vista Software Debian Security Team