Re: New per subarch 2.4.22 powerpc kernels, please test.
On Sat, 2003-10-04 at 21:15, Chris Tillman wrote:
> 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.
Chris: please look at the bootfloppy stuff Joey did at d-i debcamp
first. It works like 1 floppy with kernel and a minimal initrd to detect
and mount the floppy drive (possibly on another floppy?) and then loads
the real installer root from another floppy.