Boot floppies needed
dingo at coco2.arach.net.au
Sat Sep 18 12:16:19 UTC 2004
Colin Watson wrote:
>On Sat, Sep 18, 2004 at 08:58:03AM +0200, Stefan Brozinski wrote:
>>Being unable to boot from cdrom, I am looking for the boot floppies.
>>The INSTALLATION-HOWTO says the images are in floppy/boot.img and
>>floppy/root.img, but there is no such directory "floppy" on the cdrom
>>(Ubuntu 4.10 "Warty Warthog" - Unofficial i386 Binary-1 (20040915)).
>>Any hint where I can get floppy images?
>At the moment I'm afraid we aren't supporting floppy installations,
>although we may do (either before final Warty release or by Hoary, I'm
>not sure at the moment), at least unofficially.
>Out of interest, can you boot from USB?
I've just done a quick count here: nine machines with no CD drive, one
with no floppy.
Some of the nine do network boot (PXE), and I have a stack of NICs with
I think the machine with no floppy does boot off USB. The only USB drive
I have is the one I might use to backup the laptop.
I think network installs will be very popular in the corporate world,
and if I were selling peecess running Linux. _I_ would be installing off
the LAN. Preferably PXE.
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