Anyone who wants some working (or at least, booting) floppy images for i386: http://people.debian.org/~joeyh/debian-installer/floppy These are not autobuilt. The regularly built floppy images will begin to work once: - The patch in #212986 is applied to busybox-cvs, and it gets out of NEW. - rootskel-bootfloppy gets out of NEW. - loop.o is added to the floppy-modules udeb or built into the kernel (I've asked Herbert Xu to do this) The floppy images will support boot from "real" floppy drives only, not USB. USB support will be added to the same boot floppy once Herbert Xu fixes a little problem in the kernel. That will also give us support for using the same boot floppy to boot USB storage devices such as keychains. The two floppy set of bootfloppy and floppy should be enough to do network installs with common NICs. To access a CD you need a third floppy, cd_drivers. To access a SCSI CD, you need a fourth floppy as well, scsi_drivers. Pcmcia network installs will require another floppy, not yet put together, or possibly some more hacking on the first floppy. I may get around to this tomorrow. Thanks to Fabian Franz for his help with this. -- see shy jo  If I could find a USB storage device that could boot on hardware I have access to, I would also add support for direct boots from USB storage. No luck so far.
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