On Thu, Sep 13, 2001 at 02:00:57AM -0700, 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

I knew you would say that ;)

> 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.

Until you have to leave something essential out and then we are SOL. For
alpha I could think of only supporting CD installs, and drop floppies
altogether. This follows DECs/CPQs convention of only supporting OS installs
from CD. Say a special install CD without packages (140MB or so).

<now ducks from cover>

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