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Re: 2.6 kernels and CDs

On Sun, 18 Apr 2004 21:07:50 -0400, Joey Hess wrote:
> I think the thing to do, at least on full debian CDs will be to do as we
> did with 2.4 for sarge, and use isolinux to have an alternate boot
> method for 2.6 ("linux26"). We're producing only isolinux initrd images
> for 2.6 so far (haven't squeezed it onto a 2.88 mb el-torito floppy
> yet). We could also have 2.6 as default on some cd other than #1.

Heh, flashbacks of bf2.4 vs. idepci...

> Anyway, maybe it doesn't make sense to combine 2.6 and 2.4 kernels on a
> netinst iso -- these isos are meant to be small and minimal download
> time, and why download a kernel you won't need? Would it be ok to
> produce two sets of businesscard and netinst isos, one with 2.4 and one
> with 2.6?

It's fine IMO. The official binary CDs should definitely contain both
kernels though.

Joshua Kwan

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