Discussion on the future of floppies in 5.x and 6.x

Avleen Vig lists-freebsd at silverwraith.com
Thu Jan 8 21:18:38 PST 2004

On Fri, Jan 09, 2004 at 03:28:11PM +1030, Daniel O'Connor wrote:
> On Friday 09 January 2004 15:00, Avleen Vig wrote:
> > > onto floppy disks easily so users can grab what they need and use it
> > > instead of having to second guess what sort of hardware they are likely
> > > to be using. IMHO of course 8-)
> >
> > Now you've got me thinking.
> > A simple website which lets you choose what drivers you want (anyone
> > seen the .muttrc config page? :)
> > That should be really easy to do with a little perl CGI.
> > I might take a crack at this in the next week or so.
> Yep, 
> I suspect mtools is the easiest way to do this..

Something that was suggested in #FreeBSDHelp on EFnet just now:
sysinstall already has the ability to dynamically load modules.
If this is the case, I don't see where the "problem" is.
Make the kernel on the floppy disk have few/no drivers built in, and
have then all loaded from a third disk.
Have the third disk generated dynamically from say, a website?

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