Subject: Re: i386 floppy no longer fits
To: John Nemeth <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-install
Date: 01/10/1999 14:07:03
John Nemeth <> writes:
> On Jan 9, 12:58pm, "Perry E. Metzger" wrote:
> } John Nemeth <> writes:
> } >      Yes, this is a problem.  Although, there aren't that many new
> } > drivers.  I just looked at all the INSTALL* config files to see if
> } > anything could be trimmed.  I would say trim COMPAT_1[0123], and have
> } 
> } It makes virtually no difference, and eliminating the COMPAT_ stuff
> } makes it impossible to run software that might already be on your drive.
>      INSTALL* kernels aren't for running existing software, just
> installing and/or emergency recovery.

And the act of doing things like recovering often requires running
things that you happened to have operating on your drive before.