Re: Install and RAID
On Tuesday 23 January 2001 08:45, Nils Lohner wrote:
> In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Brian May writes:
> >>>>>> "Adam" == Adam McKenna <email@example.com> writes:
> > Adam> that probably involves less than 0.01% of all systems out
> > Adam> there, I don't really see how it applies to my argument that
> > Adam> Debian shouldn't make software RAID the default.
> >You could argue that not many systems use RAID because it isn't
> >obvious how to install it.
> My argument would be that for all the slow small 486 routers/FWs etc.
> with little disk space and memory I'd rather not have raid because of
> speed etc. so this would not be a good default. IMO, people who want
> it can install it, but as a default I'd prefer normal formatting (note:
> I'm not against being able it select it on installation, I just
> wouldn't want it selected as default).
If you can't spare 64K of disk space and ~100K of RAM then Debian isn't the
right distribution for you. Check out the Linux Router Project and other
Debian can't even be installed onto a hard drive that is less than 50megs in
size. The standard install images won't boot from floppy in less than 4M of
RAM, I suspect that booting from CD takes more memory.
If you want to create a special set of install disks for machines with <4M of
RAM and <40M of disk space then please go for it!
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