[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Questions concerning S/390 OCO-modules

Wait a minute here, is this going where I think it's going?  The
>>bootfloppies<<< for s390 have non-free modules on them!?  Does this
requirement of non-free modules ever get remedied, or are these s390
modules going to saddle the entire arch for the forseeable future?

On Thu, 16 Aug 2001, Jochen Röhrig wrote:

>I assume by installer you mean a package that asks the user to download
>the modules from the IBM site to a certain place in the filesystem and
>then goes on with installation? This makes only sense if the user
>already has a network connection. But he won't have a connection without the
>modules (s)he is just about to install (at least in most if the cases).
>So at least at bootstrap time (where we need the modules on the ramdisk)
>this is not really an alternative...
>Best regards,

The Internet must be a medium for it is neither Rare nor Well done!
<a href="mailto:galt@inconnu.isu.edu";>John Galt </a>

Reply to: