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Re: Sparc32 Floppy Availability



On Tuesday 22 March 2005 00:41, Frans Pop wrote:
> On Monday 21 March 2005 22:56, Geert Stappers wrote:
> The magic is in the installer/build/config/ directory structure.
> Compare sparc.cfg with i386.cfg, and the sparc/ and i386/
> directories...

Oops. There already is some support for floppies for sparc32, currently 
disabled. Because of the subarchs, the structure is one level deeper than 
for i386. See sparc/sparc32.cfg and sparc/sparc32/ directory.

I enabled them locally (remove '#' from MEDIUM_SUPPORTED line in 
sparc32.cfg) and did a quick testbuild. I ended up with:
fjp@gimli:[...]/installer/build$ ls -l dest/sparc32/floppy/
total 3436
-rw-r--r--  1 root users  914432 2005-03-22 00:58 boot.img
-rw-r--r--  1 fjp  users 1474560 2005-03-22 00:58 net-drivers.img
-rw-r--r--  1 fjp  users 1111590 2005-03-22 00:57 root.img

Now, whether they will actually boot and install...

I think Joshua did have these enabled for his daily builds. They're just 
not enabled for official builds.

sparc64 currently does not seem to have any floppy support.

Cheers,
FJP

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