AMD64 boot floppies
markus at trippelsdorf.de
Tue Jan 3 05:03:24 PST 2006
On Mon, Jan 02, 2006 at 08:00:49PM -0800, David O'Brien wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 30, 2005 at 08:34:50AM -0500, John Baldwin wrote:
> > On Friday 30 December 2005 08:05 am, Ruslan Ermilov wrote:
> > > On Fri, Dec 30, 2005 at 12:45:57PM +0100, Andrea Brancatelli wrote:
> > > > For i386 we have
> > > > ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/i386/6.0-RELEASE/floppies/
> > > > but for Amd64 there's no
> > > > ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/amd64/6.0-RELEASE/floppies/
> > > >
> > > > How can I get installation floppies for 6.0 / amd64?
> > >
> > > http://www.freebsd.org/releases/6.0R/installation-amd64.html#FLOPPIES
> > FYI, it would be trivial to support with the splitfs stuff now. You'd
> > basically just need to copy over the variables from i386 to set the
> > sizes, etc.
> please, Please, PLEASE no... why add the pain of floppies to the release
> mix when no one in their right mind as an AMD64 machine that has a floppy
> drive AND doesn't have a CDROM (or DVD) drive.
But I guess, the are many AMD64 machines that don't have a CDROM- or
DVD- burner build in. For these machines a few floppy images to start a
network installation would be helpful.
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