On 13-Sep-2001 Jordan Hubbard wrote:
> > Hm. Isn't this a strong sign that something fundamental must be done
> > about the boot floppy process? Alpha has been suffering from this longer
> > already due to the bigger binaries. 
>  Hey, be my guest, just so long as we can install from whatever you
>  come up with. :-) Seriously, the fact that it needs fundamental fixing
>  is why we're still using what we do.  It's just easier to keep
>  band-aiding it, as ugly a scenario as that might be.

I have a patch for sysinstall which allows you to load kld's from a floppy.

Basically if you can boot the floppy you can load everything else you need
later on. (Except non-pnp ISA devices because you can't specify port/irq/etc)

Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au
"The nice thing about standards is that there
are so many of them to choose from."
  -- Andrew Tanenbaum

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