DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2003-11
Re: snapshots are broken
:-On [20031101 19:52], Matthew Dillon (dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) wrote:
:> * boot from CD, or
:Wasting a CD instead of a floppy, whereas the floppy is rewriteable. Of
:course there are CD-R/W's, but since you make release on DragonFly
:itself and rewriteable support is still lacking in some areas...
:That or you do a net install and just need two snapshot floppies (which
:is way faster than downloading a full ISO).
Well, if you only need the storage capacity of a floppy then there
are plenty of alternatives that are re-writable. Compact flash in
an IDE adapter, for example.
Hmm. Doesn't PXE have a UDP packet interface? We might be able to
implement a remote 'block' device (that isn't tftp) and use that as
our 'disk' on machines with PXE. Or a kernel-only boot could use UDP
to access the 'disk' via the network. Hmm. hmmm.
:> * netboot (PXE), or
:Assuming you have a second machine which has all the needed stuff to
:make this feasible.
I have funds sufficient to get two small (sub $300) boxes,
e.g. like the EPIA boxes, each month. If people need second machines
we can create a waiting list prioritized by need and I can fund an
effort to get everyone a second development system to make messing
around easier. I can't provide screens, those are hell to ship,
but maybe a screen/kb/mouse switcher for those who need it.
I've actually been thinking about this for a while. There is an issue
in regards to overseas delivery (relative to the US) in that it might
not be all that cheap, but that could be worked out.
:How crude floppies might be they are darn useful and way easier to redo
:than burning CDs. Unfortunately one might add.
:Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven <asmodai(at)wxs.nl> / asmodai / kita no mono