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Timestamp:
Jul 27, 2007, 2:11:55 AM (13 years ago)
Author:
Bruno Cornec
Message:

Continue to remove floppy support

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    77This is not the official Debian package of mondo but the upstream
    88version. Please to not report errors to the Debian Bug Tracking
    9 System but to <the mailing list>. Thnak you.
     9System but to <the mailing list>. Thank you.
    1010
    1111IMPORTANT +++ IMPORTANT +++ IMPORTANT +++ IMPORTANT +++ IMPORTANT
     
    108108
    109109
    110 Using floppy disks as rescue media
    111 ----------------------------------
    112 
    113 mondoarchive will offer to write a set of rescue floppies (unless the '-F'
    114 switch is used). These floppy disks will only work with the FAILSAFE kernel. The
    115 reason is that stock Debian kernels don't have the floppy driver built into the
    116 kernel and that the kernel is too large for one floppy with an initrd and a
    117 kernel image. Because of the space issue, mondoarchiv (or rather mindi) creates
    118 a root/boot floppy set. Because the stock kernel does not have floppy support
    119 compiled in a kernel panic results when trying to acces the second (the root)
    120 floppy.
    121 
    122 Also, building the boot/root floppy images requires that lilo is installed on
    123 the system. This does not mean that it actually needs to be used to boot the
    124 system, only that the package is installed. (Because most people won't need the
    125 boot/root floppies, the mindi package only suggests the lilo package.)
    126 
    127 Finally a word of caution: Floppy disks are notoriously unreliable. Dont't use
    128 them unless you really really have to. (A CD writer costs the same as a few
    129 boxes of floppy disks these days.)
    130 
    131 
    132110 -- Andree Leidenfrost <aleidenf@bigpond.net.au>  Sun,  8 Jan 2005 15:20:05 +1100
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