DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2003-11
Re: get rid of floppies
-On [20031103 00:12], Matthew Dillon (dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) wrote:
> 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?
I'll check the scripts for the iso images, should be a fast and quick
port over to our environment.
I'll see in how much I can make the floppy generation a non-lethal build
dependency (that is, it shouldn't bomb on it but merely log the floppies
didn't work). I think that's a fair trade-off. Furthermore I should
see how easy it should be to abstract creating the floppies in a
separate build, I've often wanted only floppies and not the entire
I'll get to some hacking in the coming days.
Call me an environment conscious person, but I dislike wasting CDs for
quick snapshot tests where floppies would suffice. Of course there are
CD-RWs, wouldn't help the people with only CD burners though. Got to
love all the edge cases. Wishful thinking to wish everybody had a cd-rw
drive and only USB devices...
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