Re: Booting to floppy
On Tue, Apr 10, 2001 at 12:40:07AM -0400, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> Michael Schmitz <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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?
> 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.
Definitely! But the only times we've tried to address this are when I
need to get potato b-f's out, and I'm not about to try that in potato.
Daniel Jacobowitz Debian GNU/Linux Developer
Monta Vista Software Debian Security Team
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