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Re: Still no base tarball

On Thu, Aug 23, 2001 at 11:38:22AM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 22, 2001 at 03:11:32PM -0500, Nathan E Norman wrote:
> > > > > So I'd say about 30% of machines I see need the whole base install done
> > > > > from floppies.
> > > > So how does it help to have a 24MB file on the CD?
> > > Because the machine down the hall has a CD drive and a floppy?
> > In which case you could use a script to generate the file, then split
> > it onto the floppies (you're going to have to split it whether it's
> > on the cd or not).
> This assumes the machine down the hall is running Debian, or at least
> something Unixy. If it's Windows only, you've got a tough time trying to
> split it by hand, no?

besides that dbootstrap expects the base floppies to be split using
the special dbootstrap format.  dd, split etc will NOT work.  

as i have said i don't have a problem with the base floppy images
being on the CDs, what i have problem with is putting the actual
tarball on the CDs since it will serve NO purpose whatsoever, and
nobody has refuted that point yet.  

Ethan Benson

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