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Re: No HFS driver, and "change install priority" menu option missing -- and other bugs found while testing 2.4 boot floppies on OldWorld PowerMac

On Sat, Sep 25, 2004 at 03:19:20PM -0400, Rick Thomas wrote:
> On Saturday, September 25, 2004, at 04:13 AM, Colin Watson wrote:
> >On Fri, Sep 24, 2004 at 01:50:34AM -0400, Rick Thomas wrote:
> >>ROOT-2) The "root-2" floppy is a bunch of "udeb"s for all the
> >>components that wouldn't fit on "root".  [This is a good design,
> >>but it requires that "root" have everything needed to install a
> >>udeb, making the "root" floppy even more crowded.]
> >
> >We're killing root-2; it wasn't a good idea to introduce it without
> >good support for loading it, and everything fits on root and
> >net-drivers if you juggle things around a bit. Commits will come
> >after the archive cron.daily run today.
> I respectfully disagree.
> Hey, I'm just a tester.  You developer guys can do what you want.  
> But I predict you'll live to regret this decision.

Bringing things back into sync with other architectures is worth it on
its own, and reducing the number of floppies required for an
installation was one of the original goals of d-i. After my changes,
there's *loads* of room left for things. We were just being inefficient,
that's all.


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]

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