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Re: debian-installer status -- 2002-08-26

On Tue, 27 Aug 2002 02:36:33 +1000
Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> wrote:

> Whether there's any point to all that's another matter. You're only
> buying yourself a smaller "rootfs", and you're only doing it by giving
> yourself less ways of accessing the first set of udebs you want to
> install. If that means you can boot from a single floppy disk, rather
> than a boot-root pair, but only because you then need to insert another
> couple of floppies to get full versions of libc6 and wget-retriever,
> that's not a win.

There could be a really small initrd that unpacks udebs from the boot
medium into a ramdisk.

It would make the boot disk simple, just a boot loader, kernel, small
initrd and whichever udebs, any filesystem could be used, even fat, no
need for rawrite.


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