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Re: Boot floppies of RC1 broken for VAIO laptop

Am Samstag, 2. Dezember 2006 10:40 schrieben Sie:
> On Friday 01 December 2006 23:05, Rainer Dorsch wrote:
> > I just tried to boot a vaio laptop (z505je) with the etch boot
> > floppies. While it worked well with sarge floppies, I get with the RC1
> > boot floppy (the same with the latest daily build):
> >
> > Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44 M
> > floppy0: no floppy controllers found
> > Cannot load floppy module
> > Giving up!
> >
> > The z505 comes with an USB floppy.
> The problem is that the 2.6.18 kernel is so big that we cannot fit the USB
> drivers on the boot floppy anymore. So unfortunately we've had to drop
> support for both USB floppy drives and USB keyboards.

Ic...do I have any chance that I can get Debian etch on such a VAIO laptop 
(except of installing sarge and upgrade)? There would be a pcmcia-DVD drive, 
but the laptop can't boot from it.

Is it easy enough to create my own boot/root floppies and throw away stuff 
which I don't need for example (e.g. CD-ROM support)?


Rainer Dorsch
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