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Re: basedebs and Boot Floppies

On Wed, Jul 04, 2001 at 07:27:03PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 03, 2001 at 04:05:25PM -0800, Ethan Benson wrote:
> > On Tue, Jul 03, 2001 at 07:56:06PM -0400, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> > > need to supply an option when the user is prompted for where to
> > > install basedebs.tgz from.  But what are the alternatives?  Mounted
> > > disk? NFS? Network? All of the above (oh god)?
> > the only sources im willing to allow for basedebs is NFS, harddisk,
> > and already mounted filesystem.
> And floppy, hopefully. (floppy is a very useful fallback mechanism)

yes floppy too, the code should all still be there (nothing disappears
from b-f, just accumulates as endless cruft).

> Doing floppy support just means reading each basedb[00-nn].bin from
> /dev/fd0 and putting them together to form a basedebs.tgz and passing
> that to debootstrap.

and teaching my mkbasetar (bleah i need a better name for that) to
split up the tarball.  i imagine the utility to do that is floating
around b-f tree somewhere...

Ethan Benson

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