for some time ago (3 weeks) I built some debian 3.0 floppies with the
2.4.9 SGI kernel (the one in testing). The boot images can be found
- bf-common contains the 2.88M images for CD's and the
- bf-images-1.44 contains the 1.44M images
They contain full IDE support, 3c59x and NFS for net installs, XFS,
SoftRAID, ReiserFS, xfsprogs, raidtools2 und reiserprogs. SCSI didn't
fit in anymore and building an initrd image for it did not interest me
at the time(the floppies where ment for the IDE box at home).
There is one problem: there was a bug at the time of building
these floppies and psmisc would not be installed, thus breaking the
dependencies. The fix is to edit with nano-tiny
/usr/lib/debootstrap/scripts/woody after boot but before installing the
base system and add psmisc in the 'required' line at the top of the
file. Sorry for the inconvenient but I didn't had the time to check
whether this was fixed, nor to automatise it.
PS They're not as bad as they sound :). Besides that psmisc thing, the
installation goes as smooth as one knows it.
> I would like to install a Debian server
> with XFS, I've tried to look for
> info on how to do this but I'm a bit lost.
> Do I have to compile a new
> kernel for it or has anybody made a setup
> disk to go with the cdroms? I
> hope someone can find the time to shed
> some light on this.
* Ionut Georgescu
* Registered Linux User #244479
* "In Windows you can do everything Microsoft wants you to do; in Unix you
* can do anything the computer is able to do."