No 3,5" boot disks.
Ryan Smith-Roberts <email@example.com> writes:
> On Fri, 9 May 1997, Craig Sanders wrote:
> > surely there's 66K of free space on the boot disks...actually, it probably
> > needs less considering it'll be compressed.
> > base14-4.bin is only 1381376 bytes (out of 1474560). looks like there's
> > just enough room to squeeze it in.
> Umm, not any more. base-5.bin is a good 200k short.
> Although I realize I haven't been paying attention, how come the boot
> disks are now only distributed in 5.25" floppy chunks?
When I rebuilt the base system some packages were larger so I needed
five disks even if I use 1.44MB disks. So I simply dropped the 1.44MB
images because they don't save a floppy.
And with the option of installing base via CD-ROM, NFS or hard disk
many people won't use floppies for installing the base system, so I
decided to not invest time into finding out which packages incresed
And it saves some space on the FTP servers, CD-ROMs etc ... ;-)
Sven Rudolph <firstname.lastname@example.org> ; WWW : http://www.sax.de/~sr1/
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