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Re: Net image far too big

On Sat, Apr 19, 2003 at 12:51:46PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> Which can all boot from CD anyway, and would generally prefer to do
> so. Seriously, stop obsessing over floppies. They're for legacy support
> _only_; if they end up uninternationalised, or have to be two stage,
> or use some other kernel, it just doesn't matter.
true. If the system support USB, it support booting from cdrom.

> CD installs, netboot installs, boot-from-existing-OS and maybe USB
> disk-key boots are the ones that are interesting these days. Get those
> working, and people'll be able to hack around the irritating cases where
> they might use floppies today.
but I think we shouldn't completly drop the floppy support. It's very
useful for older hardware (like routers, fw's, ...). And sometimes the
damn cdrom doesn't boot with this bios and this cdrom, so simply try to
boot from floppy.


Thorsten Sauter

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