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Re: Boot Floppie problems.

On Mon, Dec 28, 1998 at 11:07:35AM +0000, Andrew Martin Adrian Cater wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 27, 1998 at 11:24:35PM -0700, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> > 
> > I just tested a slink base install using the boot floppies from incoming
> > (it is the 27th), their internal date was the 17th of December, their file
> > dates are the 19th. 
> > 
> > I had several major problems.
> >   1) FAT32 partitions STILL don't work! This has been a problem ever 
> >      since beta-hamm!
> >   2) modconf doesn't work
> >   3) Weird warnings/errors
> >   4) No automatic lilo
> ><Big snip>
> > 
> > The LILO step also did not work as I have installed linux on a second
> > drive, I see no reason it should do that, it can put lilo in the MBR of
> > the primary disk or in an extended partition on the primary. I know of
> > very few systems that cannot lilo boot from the secondary IDE drive.
> > 
> I thought this was an artefact of the mbr package, myself - but I'm not
> sure whether the base floppies include this.  This is something we
> need to fix - RedHat sorts this one out more or less automatically
> and also allows you to specify mountpoints for pre-existing file
> systems on your machine. Very important indeed if we want to make
> Debian user-friendly.

If anyone wants to send me a replacement for utilities/dinstall/bootconfig.c 
(from the boot-floppies package) feel free to do so. My TODO list is
pretty long already...

Enrique Zanardi					   ezanardi@ull.es

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