[RFC] : all archs should see all ways of making disks
We had yesterday a user installing onto sparc, but the only system available to
create floppy images was Windows. Since the rawrite section of the install
manual is not included in the sparc manual it wasn't easy to figure out how to
proceed. I suggest we include all the different ways of installing in all
manuals. I'm happy to make the changes if I get the ok.
1. Does anyone object?
2. The section Modifying the &RESCUE-FLOPPY; to Support National Language
is also only for i386 . Is that right?
I propose something like the following (I can do the translatiosn too since I'm
not writing any new info:
RCS file: /cvs/debian-boot/boot-floppies/documentation/en/inst-methods.sgml,v
retrieving revision 1.58
diff -u -r1.58 inst-methods.sgml
--- en/inst-methods.sgml 2001/04/09 01:05:19 1.58
+++ en/inst-methods.sgml 2001/06/01 14:42:29
@@ -536,7 +536,6 @@
-<![ %i386 [
@@ -549,7 +548,6 @@
<!-- TODO link to floppy writing section, rewrite -->
We turn now to concerns specific to particular kind of sources. For
@@ -764,11 +762,6 @@
floppies default to the name <file>unnamed_floppy</file>).
On other systems, ask your system administrator.
-<!-- perhaps everyone should see all the ways of making floppies? -->
-<!-- People could make them anywhere. Ross Boylan -->
-<![ %i386 [
<sect2>Writing Disk Images From DOS, Windows, or OS/2
You'll find the <file>rawrite2.exe</file> program in the same
@@ -791,8 +784,6 @@
and <var>drive</var> is either `a:' or `b:', depending on which
floppy drive you are writing to.
<![ %i386 [
<!-- This should be revised by some native speaker -->
@@ -814,7 +805,6 @@
-<![ %m68k [
<sect2>Writing Disk Images on Atari Systems
You'll find the &rawwrite.ttp; program in the same directory as the
@@ -848,20 +838,6 @@
Be careful whenever transfering files on the Macintosh. Files with
the suffix <tt>.bin</tt> or <tt>.tgz</tt> always need to be
transferred using binary mode.
- <sect2>Writing Disk Images From DOS, Windows, or OS/2
-If you have access to a PC running one of these systems — we might
-never like to admit it, but these do exist — you can use it to write
-the disk images.
-You'll find the <file>rawrite2.exe</file> program in the i386 section
-of a Debian archive, in the same directory as the floppy disk images.
-There's also a <file>rawrite2.txt</file> file containing instructions
-for using <prgn>rawrite2</prgn>.