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Re: Boot floppies of RC1 broken for VAIO laptop

On Sat, Dec 02, 2006 at 01:03:15PM +0100, Rainer Dorsch wrote:
> 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):
> > >

> > 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.

If your box supports booting from a USB floppy, would it boot from a USB
stick?  If so forget about floppies and make a USB (hd-media) install
and put the netinst.iso on the stick.  It works great.  Instructions are
in the installation manual.


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