Subject: Re: System configuration utility
To: Robert V. Baron <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-install
Date: 09/29/1998 16:24:08
On 29 Sep 1998, Robert V. Baron wrote:

: > Ross has built this really cool "ustarfs" support in libsa that will
: > allow us to boot off of a multi-volume tar archive on a couple of
: > floppies. That will give us plenty of room for doing very user

: On the one hand this is good.  But on the otherhand FreeBSD does a
: pretty sophisticated install using one floppy.  Why do WE need more
: than one.

On the third hand, NetBSD runs on platforms such as alpha where executables
can be up to _eight_ times as large as their i386 counterparts.  Compressed,
they could conceivably still be 2-3x the size.

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.