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boot-floppies and potato cd in harmony?

I've just uploaded boot-floppies 2.2.5.  You can look / download the
materials as they will eventually propogate to potato at

Note that structure of the files have changed.  See
<URL:http://lully.debian.org/~aph/bf-2.2.5-i386/README>.  Most notable
for you guys is that you will want to use the images, I would imagine,
disks-2.88/rescue.bin and disks-2.88/compact/rescue.bin.

The "compact" stuff is a i386 "flavor" which removes some crufty old
stuff, has only one drivers disk required, and includes a few PCI NICs
in the kernel itself (good for net installs).

Also, there are 'verbose' and 'quiet' bootargs.  'quiet' tries to
prompt as little as possible.

Let me know what we did wrong or how we can help with CD integration.
It is my hope that we can make it as easy as possible for users who
are installing from official CD-ROMs.  For instance, it would be nice,
after boot when the user is installing kernel/modules (and later when
installing base) that official CD-ROMs are detected and those
materials are either selected automatically and installed
automatically (unless we have the verbose bootarg in effect).  Or if
that's too draconian, then when the 'quiet' bootarg is passed, do it
automatically, otherwise, tell the user that we've detected a CD-ROM,
ask whether to use it, and if not, show the array of install methods
as before.

After installation, there is an 'apt-configurator' which is run which
should also autodetect the official CD-roms and offer to use them
(creating the right apt arguments).

I'm very interested in these types of simplifications to the process.
Comments, critiques, and patches are very welcome (send to debian-boot

.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>

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