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Re: New per subarch 2.4.22 powerpc kernels, please test.

On Sat, Oct 04, 2003 at 06:44:27PM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 04, 2003 at 09:07:21AM -0700, Chris Tillman wrote:
> > On Sat, Oct 04, 2003 at 08:48:28AM -0700, Chris Tillman wrote:
> > > 
> > > Thanks, Sven. I gzipped vmlinus-2.4.22-powerpc-pmac, and it 
> > > is 1675729 in size, thus cannot fit on a 1.44 floppy. Is there
> > > anything that can be removed which would allow it to fit on 
> > > a floppy for oldworld booting?
> > 
> > Actually, we need 80k for the MacOS booting code on the floppy,
> > so the zImage needs to get down to 1360k at most.
> Ok.
> What would be the size of the debian-installer root image ?

You're right, the root.bin in the netinst.iso I downloaded
from gluck a few days ago is already 2151031, too big for 
a floppy. Bigger floppies than 1.44 is not an option, the
oldworld hardware can't read anything except 800k and 1.44M.

I guess, we'll have to make some special exceptions for 
oldworld in the root.bin build. I'll take a look to see if
there are any i386-only things we could avoid.

This is not a problem for newworld, no floppy drives anyway.

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