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Re: what is bf2.4, actually?

On Thu, Jul 03, 2003 at 09:16:03AM -0400, Duane Winner wrote:
> I'm relatively new to Debian, and have had pretty good success with it
> so far, but am trying to become more knowledgable about it.
> Could somebody please breifly explain to me what the bf2.4 variant on
> the 2.4.18 kernel in Woody is all about?

bf stands for "boot floppies". It is the kernel used for the installer.


> Why is it called bf2.4?
> What makes it different from a standard 2.4.18?
> I'm running it on all my boxes running Debian, and I have no complaints,
> but I'm running based on instructions from other people, so while I had
> good instructions to get up and running, I'm missing some of the finer
> points.
> I looked all over the web for docs that explain this so-called "bf
> variant", but can't find anything.
> Thanks in advance for sharing your knowledge.
> -DW

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