announcement: Woody floppies released!

Steve Holmes steve at
Thu Nov 14 09:17:49 EST 2002

Unfortunately, that is the big part.  It is there where the problems
begin.  Or at least, that's where trouble began for me when I was
messing with a Debian install.  Actually, the farthest I got was when
I tried configuring my network and it couldn't raise my network card
because it couldn't load any network modules due to the unresolved
modules problem.

On Wed, Nov 13, 2002 at 04:58:21PM +0000, igueths at wrote:
> Hi all. The first thing I did was to format two floppy disks, and create a 
> dos_fs on one of the disks. This disk would be the rescue disk. I then compiled 
> a kernel with Cvs speakup, BLK_DEV_LOOP, BLK_DEV_RAM, and asorted filesystems. 
> I then coppied the kernel to the dos-formatted floppy, as well as, 
> and syslinux.cfg. Before copying though, I gzip -c -9 > 
> sys_map.gz. This was to save space on the disk. After copppying all the files, 
> I did syslinux /dev/fd0. This created ldlinux.sys. Now to the root floppy. For 
> that disk, it didn't require any modifications (this may change due to module 
> problems). I took the bf24.bin from the official Woody distribution, 
> decompressed it, and re-compressed with gzip -c -9 for maximum compression. I 
> then dd if=bf24.bin of=/dev/fd0 to a blank floppy. After all this was done, I 
> tested the setup. Everything seemed to work ok. I went through some of the 
> installation steps, however the only part I dind't test was module 
> installation. After all testing was completed, dd if=/dev/fd0 of=root.bin. 
> > I'd be interested in the process you used to create the debian installers as 
> > well.
> > Last time I checked when trying to get the boot-floppies package I had trouble 
> > getting the system to send it to me and even tried getting the src package for 
> > it and building that so it wouldn't work.
> > For handling the different kernels though what I did was go get the kernel 
> > source tree from the debian site, untared the file, patcked it with speakup, 
> > retared it and when the different images were being built the config files that 
> > were used didn't have speakup in them so I was able to answer all the speakup 
> > questions so this is how I came up with the kernel-image packages when I did the 
> > installers for Potato some time ago.
> > Then what I did was copy the generated .deb files in to place so that the 
> > boot-floppies build process would extract the kernels out of those packages and 
> > put the in to place in to the different install images.
> > 
> > Tommy
> > 
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