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Re: floppy root.img sizes

On Fri, Oct 15, 2004 at 01:17:45PM -0400, Rick Thomas wrote:
> On Oct 15, 2004, at 11:16 AM, Duane Cottle wrote:
> >Hi all,
> >
> >Sorry if this is the wrong list for this...
> >
> >I have been testing daily sarge floppy install images from
> >http://people.debian.org/~luther/d-i/images/daily/powerpc/floppy/
> >for a few weeks on OldWorld Macs.
> >
> >That is, until October 8. Since then, root.img seems to have swollen to
> >a size bigger than I can dd onto a floppy.
> >
> >What's puzzling to me is that the sizes reported by any tool I use to
> >download the images is less than the ls -l report by around 4.2KB.
> >
> >Example: in gFTP today's root.img shows 1468006 on the server and
> >1509557 on my hd.

Damn it, the root image has again grown out of proportion. Please fill a bug
report against debian-installer about this. I will try to have a look, but
Joey Hess and maybe Colin Watson would be better placed to fix this,
especially as i will probably not have access to my devel box until i put some
order in this room. One month of travelling, and my computer room now is
completely crowded. Oh well.

> Hi Duane,
> I'm forwarding this to Sven Luther, who generates the floppy images in 
> question.  I'm also forwarding this to the "debian-boot" list, where 
> there are other folks besides Sven who may be able to help.


Sven Luther

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