Re: slink is gone, goals for potato?
On Tue, Mar 02, 1999 at 12:19:44PM +0100, Vincent Renardias wrote:
> On Tue, 2 Mar 1999, Shaleh wrote:
> > > Boot disk:
> > > Move to bzip2 for install disk should get some more space
> > > Install from serial line
> > > More languages for the boot disk
> > > Graphical install Ben Pfaff is working on (optional)
> > > Kernel boot logo? - Debian logo
> > > Things needed
> > > * Fb fdisk
> > > * Fb apt
> > > CD-ROMs with 2.88Mb boot disk, fit more stuff in.
> > > Start work on boot disks and CD early, so ready for release, no mad rush.
> > >
> > a) bzip2 is slow as hell on a small hardware. I use a p75 at work and let me
> > tell you, bzip2 while nice for downloads is a bear on the CPU. I am sure the
> > m68k people would be less than pleased. Same with those on older Suns.
> Not to mention that bzip2 needs a lot of memory compared to gzip (although
> the '-s' switch helps a bit)
And don't forget a little showstopper, do the 2.2.x kernels know how to
handle a bzipped initrd? Unless they do, bzip2 is of little use for the
Enrique Zanardi email@example.com