Subject: Re: What happens when the floppy's too big?
To: gabriel rosenkoetter <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/23/2001 14:51:23
On Fri, 23 Mar 2001, gabriel rosenkoetter wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 23, 2001 at 01:35:15AM -0500, gabriel rosenkoetter wrote:
> > I'll try pulling VERBOSE_ and sound stuff out of the kernel config
> > tomorrow in the interest of getting a new snapshot out.
> Unfortunately, that kernel config is already profoundly trimmed
> down.
> Xavier Humbert ( suggests stripping out
> NFS, but I don't think this is an option for a boot floppy to be
> distributed from the ftp site, since, as I recall, we strongly
> recommend using NFS to install and boot certain macppc machines.

How about using NFS_V2_ONLY? Oh, we already do. :-(

> There is, however, support for usb devices all over the kernel, yet
> I know of no pre-OF 3 machine that shipped with included usb, nor
> any post-OF 3 machine that shipped with a floppy drive. Would
> dropping usb support from the install floppy kernel be too
> horrendous?

Looking at the INSTLALL config, the only usb device we add is a
keyboard! So dropping it won't reduce installability.

Actually, you can probably also drop uninorth support. That chipset was
only used in OF 3 machines AFAIK, the ones w/o a floppy. :-)

> I'm going to do that for now, so that the snapshot can finish (I
> hope). We can always fix up the floppy file (or add others) later.

We need either multi-floppy support, or two configs. While the OF 3
machines don't have floppies, they can net-boot or direct disk boot
install kernels and use that to install. So we need something with all of
the pieces removed above too.

Not 100% what to do.

Take care,