On Sun, Apr 20, 2003 at 12:13:43AM +0200, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote: > [Anthony Towns] > > 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. > The installation for the schools must be translated. A > lot of schools have old (>5 year) hardware, and some of it is unable > to boot from CD and the net. Because of this, we want i18n-enabled > floppies. Setting up a kernel on the floppy and an NFS or tftp server for the rootfs would seem entirely plausible, no? Alternatively, if you don't have a network at all, having a kernel on a floppy and a rootfs on CD would also seem quite reasonable. Better, of course, would probably be an entirely non-interactive installer, where you stick in a floppy, point it at a server over the network, and end up with an installed system with no further interaction -- and if there's no interaction at all, localisation still doesn't matter. Don't get me wrong; I'm not going to try to force you to not worry about floppies or anything, but it really is a mistake to focus too heavily on them. Cheers, aj -- Anthony Towns <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/> I don't speak for anyone save myself. GPG signed mail preferred. ``Dear Anthony Towns: [...] Congratulations -- you are now certified as a Red Hat Certified Engineer!''
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