Bug#241228: Oldworld from floppy, installing the kernel fails
On Thu, Apr 01, 2004 at 01:18:19PM -0500, Rick Thomas wrote:
> Sven Luther wrote:
> > Another solution would be for base-installer to install the -powerpc
> > kernel on your box too, since the main reason to use the -powerpc-small
> > kernel is so that it will fit on a floppy with miboot.
> Would it be possible to restrict use of "-powerpc-small" kernel to just
> the floppy with miboot?
Yeah, i am thinking of doing this, would be more reasonable for now. The
main idea was that it is better to use the same kernel for di as for the
final install, but this brings more problem than helps, at least for
> The "-powerpc' kernel works great for me with BootX, and I'd rather not
> have to deal with loading drivers if I can avoid it. Especially when
> the IDE disk driver (and the like) are so commonly needed that they are
> going to be built-in to any kernel that doesn't have to fit on a 1.4MB floppy.
Yeah. That said important drivers like reiserfs or xfs are built modular
right now, so ...