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Re: floppies, a radical proposal

Op 01-06-2007 om 00:42 schreef peter green:
> Geert Stappers:
> > I wonder what program keeps track of all the data that comes from
> > the floppies.
> For this to work it would be nessacery to modify the bootloader (iirc
> the floppies use syslinux) to read the extra floppies and do something
> with them (say append them to the end of the initrd and pass some
> kernel parameters with information on where they are in the initrd)
> so d-i could find them later.

If only booting from floppy possible is[1],
I recomment a floppy that makes network boot possible[2].

For i386 and amd64 there is Etherboot[3]

See also the universal bootfloppy from Josh Lehan [4]

Geert Stappers

[1] no CD-ROM boot, no network boot.
[2] Yes, that means you need a second computer or you should have friends with a computer.
[3] http://etherboot.org
[4] ftp://ftp.scyld.com/private/jlehan/pxe-on-a-disk.html

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