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Re: Debian PReP boot-floppies

On Thu, Jul 11, 2002 at 11:12:27AM +0200, Stephan Marguet wrote:
> Chris,
> 	Thanks for your quick reply!  The information about debootstrap is
> very useful, thank you.  Regarding the serial problem, I had tried every
> possible line speed option, played with the firmware endlessly, etc, and
> still it was a no go, which is so odd considering our own kernels have
> never had this problem.  I wonder if there are perhaps good
> scripts/instructions for how to supply your own kernel and build a debian
> boot floppy, I suppose it's more complicated than adding INITRD support
> and a ramdisk.image.gz?  (I'd tried this, stealing it from:
> stable/main/disks-powerpc/current/powermac... but it never worked :/).
> Ohwell, all this is no longer crucial, we now have our pretty diskless
> debians and are writing scripts to automate future installs.  Thanks
> again!

Yes, I almost added that but you were going for the network boot so I didn't.
I think people have had even less luck with floppies on MVME, I will be 
corrected if I'm wrong I hope.

The instructions are under Replacing the Rescue Floppy Kernel in the Install
manual appendix.

How about feeding those scripts back to us?

*------v--------- Installing Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 --------v------*
|      <http://www.debian.org/releases/woody/installmanual>      |
|   debian-imac (potato): <http://debian-imac.sourceforge.net>   |
|            Chris Tillman        tillman@voicetrak.com          |
|                   May the Source be with you                   |

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