Providing a modified d-i floppies method for lenny
Am I right that one of the reasons for dropping d-i floppies method
from lenny is the size of the required boot floopy?
I think that the floppies installation method is still desirable.
Perhaps it would be good practice to keep the etch infrastructure for
producing d-i floppies, even though the files for lenny's boot floppy won't
fit a single floopy. A warning about this fact should be placed in the
servers directory. What I have in mind is:
1) People who need it will be able to replace some of the files in the
boot floppy, perhaps the kernel or initrd, with smaller files that
suffice for their installation requirment. Instructions how to do it
might be advertized too.
2) Maybe someone will come up with a good method to split the boot floppy
into 2 floppies.
3) Keeping the boot floppy might further force the d-i software to be
split into smaller, functional, units; which seem to me a good
software engeeniring procedure.
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