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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

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