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Re: Booting to floppy

On Wed, Apr 11, 2001 at 01:52:31PM -0400, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> 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.

Err, ...

I have installed (on i386) potato (r0 i think) from CD, and this is exactly
how it works. it gets the linux file and the modules.tar.gz to get the


Sven Luther

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