Re: APUS Debian Boot-Floppies Images and bugs
On Tue, May 15, 2001 at 11:11:38AM +0200, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> On Tue, 15 May 2001, Sven LUTHER wrote:
> > On Mon, May 14, 2001 at 08:26:44AM -0500, Christian T. Steigies wrote:
> > > On Mon, May 14, 2001 at 01:05:03PM +0200, Sven LUTHER wrote:
> > > >
> > > > I don't know if it is possible to enable such a per subarch warning (altough
> > > > it may be common the the m68K/amiga folk).
> > > Floppys on m68k are completely useless AFAIK. Since Amigalilo is not
> > > supported by Debian, who needs floppies anyways when everything comes on CD?
> > Well, you may want to use floppies nonetheless, suppose you have a frechly
> > bought harddisk to install from. Imagine the following scenario (if you have
> > 1.4MB floppies, that is).
> > - you have one rescue floppy, bootable and formated in amiga style (is that
> > possible for 1.4MB ones ?). On this floppy you put your gzipped kernel, the
> You cannot boot from 1.4 MB floppies, only from 880 kB or 1760 kB floppies.
Well, ok no problem, just make a tarball that can be copied to 1760Kb
floppies, it is even better, since we have more place for stuff.
I don't think we can ever fit a kernel and amiboot in 880kb, could we ?
Maybe a 2 floppies solution ?