Subject: Re: i386 floppy no longer fits
To: John Nemeth <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Perry E. Metzger <email@example.com>
Date: 01/10/1999 14:07:03
John Nemeth <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Jan 9, 12:58pm, "Perry E. Metzger" wrote:
> } John Nemeth <email@example.com> 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, 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.