DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2003-11
Re: get rid of floppies
:One thing to think about before chunking the floppy support is the
:discussion on the FreeBSD-stable list about the transition from Emulated
:El-Torito to Non-emulated El-Torito (or is it the other way around?).
:Many of the newer BIOS implementations are supporting only the newer
:type, while the older BIOS only support the older type. So DFBSD will
:need to either have iso's of each type, or provide a fallback mechanism.
: Since older machines will generally have floppy, using floppies for
:that fallback mechanism makes a lot of sense. That seems to be the
:consensus on the FreeBSD-stable list.
:Something to think about.
This would be a matter of porting the 5.x mkisoimages.sh script,
I believe. 5.x has support for both emulated and non-emulated.
4.x only supports emulated.
If 90% of our base can boot a non-emulated CD we should probably
make that the default now.
Jeroen, what say you?