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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.

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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