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Re: current install disks modification

On Mon, Oct 06, 2003 at 04:00:41PM -0700, Matt Kraai wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 06, 2003 at 07:34:14PM -0300, Marcos Dione wrote:
> >     what I couldn't find was dbootstrap's source code, nor any doc,
> > scripts, hints, etc about the way to build the floppies. I've heard a
> > urban legend claiming the existence of some 'boot-floppies' packages ore
> > something like that, but it seems that it was a long, logn time ago (in
> > a galaxy far, far away?). I mean, someone has built those floppies, and
> > given that he might do it several time till they got good, must have
> > used some scripts or Makefiles or ... ?
> > 
> >     so, can you gimme any pointers? I think I'm very close to the end of
> > this, and just need a little push. may be I overread something, yes, is
> > very possible. ah! and a little note: I'm not subscribed to the list, so
> > please cc'me. TIA.
> You can find the boot-floppies source at
>  http://http.us.debian.org/debian/pool/main/b/boot-floppies/boot-floppies_3.0.23.tar.gz

(I suspect it will take more than just changing targets.)

Another option, of course, is trying to get the (almost) beta
installer for sarge, debian-installer, to work. The advantage being
that support is supposedly built in to make installs scriptable. You
can see that code at


If you go that way, though, you would want to be subscribed here
or at least check the archives at lists.debian.org/debian-boot.

Yet another is to see whether fai or another automated boot-floppies
installer could switch distributions at a higher level.

And, where should applications be sent? ;) That's a lotta developers.

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