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Re: get rid of floppies

From: Richard Coleman <richardcoleman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2003 14:12:22 -0500

One thing to think about before chunking the floppy support is the discussion on the FreeBSD-stable list about the transition from Emulated El-Torito to Non-emulated El-Torito (or is it the other way around?).

Many of the newer BIOS implementations are supporting only the newer type, while the older BIOS only support the older type. So DFBSD will need to either have iso's of each type, or provide a fallback mechanism. Since older machines will generally have floppy, using floppies for that fallback mechanism makes a lot of sense. That seems to be the consensus on the FreeBSD-stable list.

Something to think about.

Matthew Dillon wrote:

    Lets get rid of the floppy support:  It should be CD, PXE, or BIOS disk

Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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