Subject: Re: Booting DS5000/25 from floppy for installation?????
To: None <>
From: Michael L. Hitch <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 09/04/1999 17:33:06
On Sun, 5 Sep 1999, Simon Burge wrote:

> Jonathan Stone wrote:
> > OTOH, the RX33 or whatever-ti-is in Bob's 3100 would do fine, if
> > someone cut a floppy image.  As far as NetBD or the PROM care, it's
> > just a tiny SCSI disk.
> > 
> > Simon: does a compressed install (ramdisk) kernel fit into 1.44 meg?
> > (we coudl do ustar, but there're so few scsi floppies it hardly seems
> > worth it.)
> The standard install kernel is something like 1.95MB, so the current 2MB
> diskimage is nearly out of room.  I haven't tried to build a -current
> install kernel, so this may well not fit now.  However, not everything
> would be needed on the diskimage - I dunno if a custom cut-down one
> could be made, but it would be a bit of effort...

  Going to a 2 floppy boot should make that easier, shouldn't it?


Michael L. Hitch
Computer Consultant
Information Technology Center
Montana State University	Bozeman, MT	USA