Subject: Re: buildfloppies.sh: Image is 3387 bytes (3 KB) too big to fit on
To: Garrett D'Amore <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Frederick Bruckman <email@example.com>
Date: 05/08/2006 21:56:47
On Mon, 8 May 2006, Garrett D'Amore wrote:
> Hubert Feyrer wrote:
>> On Tue, 9 May 2006, Frederick Bruckman wrote:
>>> It sounds like a good plan..., but it doesn't sound like it'll be
>>> ready this week. What'll we do about the broken "make release", in
>>> the meantime?
>> My changes won't touch that anyways.
>> Possible fixes are
>> * remove e.g. bad144
>> * go to three floppies for bootfloppy and bootfloppy-com
"bootfloppy" is the El Torrito image, so that's currently not an
>> * ?
>> Someone decide, I don't care.
> Sorry if my ignorance of the install process is showing. But would
> going to three floppies create a new situation where systems with small
> memories (think 4MB) cannot function?
> I've got NetBSD running in 8MB, and I can tell you, it isn't much fun.
> Losing even more space to an MD is likely to make 4MB systems (even
> more) unusable.
> Or do we just not care about systems with memories less than X (FSVO X)?
Of course we care. You should be using bootfloppy-small (two 1.2MB
floppies) or even bootfloppy-tiny (one) -- that's what they're for.
(Can you really run NetBSD in 4MB?)