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Re: Confessing my ignorance...

On Thu, 20 Dec 2001 ted@php.net wrote:

> B-b-b-but I don't have an easily accessible CD...  I'd rather boot from
> floppy and FTP the rest (overnight)...

Oh dear.  At this stage we would probably have to produce about 10-15
floppies to do this.  The rescue and root floppies are Linux based and we
would have to install and configure some kind of Hurd base system on the
HDD which will be able to install the rest of the system by FTP.  To
significantly reduce the number of floppies would require very careful
tuning of the base system.

The alternative, which would involve a lot of hacking (and I don't know if
it would work) would be to use the Linux ramdisk to do the downloading.


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