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Re: Booting to floppy

On Tue, Apr 10, 2001 at 12:40:07AM -0400, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> Michael Schmitz <schmitz@opal.biophys.uni-duesseldorf.de> writes:
> > The 'rescue floppy' doesn't even work as this on a whole other bunch of
> > architectures I bet. Can you boot from this floppy on sparc?
> Sure.
> Only on architecture, PowerPC, is in bad enough shape to require one
> image for actual booting (when possible at all) and other one to
> supply the kernel to dbootstrap.
> Wouldn't it be easier to just get the kernel directly from one of the
> 'linux' files lying around, in the case that the user is installing by
> a method other than floppies?  This might be an easy, general fix we
> can do for all arches.

Yes, good idea, ...

But i was told a long time ago this was not ok, because you have to make sure
that the kernel used is the same as the modules used.

Is this no mor ethe case ?


Sven Luther

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