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Can a rescue floppy load some modules before the installer starts?

For some new legacy-free PCs, USB keyboard modules must be loaded by a
rescue floppy before the Debian installer starts.  Is the current boot
floppies ready for such things?

This issue is from a discussion with Herbert Xu, the i386 kernel-image
maintainer.  I think it is better to add USB support to the kernel, but
he seems unwilling to include USB support in the kernel and have
suggested that it should be solved by boot floppies.  What do you think
about it?

"Free software is not for free."
Kaz Sasayama <Kaz.Sasayama@HyperLinuxJP.com>; Screen Name: kazssym
Hyper Linux Systems (Hypercore Software Design, Ltd.)

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