Subject: Re: i386 floppy no longer fits
To: None <email@example.com>
From: John Nemeth <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/10/1999 17:07:16
On Jan 10, 2:07pm, "Perry E. Metzger" wrote:
} John Nemeth <email@example.com> writes:
} > On Jan 9, 12:58pm, "Perry E. Metzger" wrote:
} > }
} > } 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.
If you're using the INSTALL floppy for emergency recovering,
you're typically only doing enough disk repair, and/or putting a
working kernel into place, so that you can boot singleuser from the
hard drive. These don't generally require using old software.
}-- End of excerpt from "Perry E. Metzger"