get rid of floppies
richardcoleman at mindspring.com
Fri Oct 31 11:12:22 PST 2003
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
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