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Re: Booting to floppy

On Sat, Apr 14, 2001 at 11:10:20AM -0700, Tovar wrote:
>     thou shall not bitch about thine boot floppies unless thy wish to
>     fix them thyself.  
> OK, then, how does one generate OldWorld boot floppies?  What packages 
> are required to do that, so whoever takes this on doesn't have to grovel
> through alot of documentation (if it exists) to figure this one?

get the boot-floppies source from CVS, and work from there:

The following are POSIX bourne shell commands you can run to get the
CVS area; other shell users should be able to translate to their shell
language easily.  Commands with a `#' are comments; you don't have to
type those.

   # If you are logged into to cvs.debian.org (CNAME va.debian.org):
   export CVSROOT=/cvs/debian-boot

   # If you are using `ssh' to access the area, and you have an
   # account on cvs.debian.org -- this is the recommended method:
   export CVS_RSH=ssh
   export CVSROOT=:ext:<MY-USERNAME>@cvs.debian.org:/cvs/debian-boot

   # If you are using anonymous (readonly) access:
   export CVSROOT=:pserver:anonymous@cvs.debian.org:/cvs/debian-boot
   cvs login
   # You will be prompted for a password -- just hit `Enter'.

   # If you are using a pserver account (i.e., you need write access
   # but do not have a login account, and you have been given a
   # pserver username and password):
   export CVSROOT=:pserver:<USERNAME>@cvs.debian.org:/cvs/debian-boot
   cvs login
   # Enter the password you have been given.

After that, all techniques are the same.  Simply check out the
sources.  For the lastest (possibly unstable) version, do:

   cvs co boot-floppies

Ethan Benson

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