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Re: get rid of floppies

From: Jeroen Ruigrok/asmodai <asmodai@xxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2003 10:03:42 +0100

-On [20031103 00:12], Matthew Dillon (dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) wrote:
>    This would be a matter of porting the 5.x mkisoimages.sh script,
>    I believe.  5.x has support for both emulated and non-emulated.
>    4.x only supports emulated.  
>    If 90% of our base can boot a non-emulated CD we should probably
>    make that the default now.
>    Jeroen, what say you?

I'll check the scripts for the iso images, should be a fast and quick
port over to our environment.

I'll see in how much I can make the floppy generation a non-lethal build
dependency (that is, it shouldn't bomb on it but merely log the floppies
didn't work).  I think that's a fair trade-off.  Furthermore I should
see how easy it should be to abstract creating the floppies in a
separate build, I've often wanted only floppies and not the entire
bin/sbin builds.

I'll get to some hacking in the coming days.

Call me an environment conscious person, but I dislike wasting CDs for
quick snapshot tests where floppies would suffice.  Of course there are
CD-RWs, wouldn't help the people with only CD burners though.  Got to
love all the edge cases.  Wishful thinking to wish everybody had a cd-rw
drive and only USB devices...

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