Discussion on the future of floppies in 5.x and 6.x
jhb at FreeBSD.org
Mon Jan 12 11:07:56 PST 2004
On Monday 12 January 2004 01:21 pm, Brooks Davis wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 12, 2004 at 08:26:22AM -0800, Wes Peters wrote:
> > On Monday 12 January 2004 07:22 am, Brooks Davis wrote:
> > > On Sun, Jan 11, 2004 at 09:24:38PM +0100, Nicolas Rachinsky wrote:
> > > > I don't know the release build process, so I don't know how much
> > > > effort is neccessary to create such floppies, but the loader seems to
> > > > have all features needed to use such disks.
> > >
> > > It sounds like this is definatly a viable option. Now someone needs to
> > > see about hacking something like this into the release makefiles.
> > Note that I didn't say it would be a lot of work. ;^)
> > Do we have a volunteer showing up here?
> Definatly not me. I hate floppies (and they hate me). I was just
> trying to convince someone to follow what looks like a reasionably
> promising path to keeping floppy support and moving the pain of dealing
> with floppies from RE to the floppy users.
> -- Brooks
I'm going to look at using splitfs for GENERIC kernel and mfsroot that we use
on CD installs.
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