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[ale] Old Silicon, New Distros
- Subject: [ale] Old Silicon, New Distros
- From: brian at polibyte.com (brian at polibyte.com)
- Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2008 21:47:55 -0500
Quoting John Mills <johnmills at speakeasy.net>:
> Thanks for the note. I could certainly install by network, but I still
> need an appropriate boot diskette. What might you suggest?
For debian there are several floppy images. 
floppy/boot.img -- boot floppy for network, CD installs
floppy/cd-drivers.img -- CD drivers, including all IDE,
PCMCIA and SCSI drivers
floppy/net-drivers-1.img -- network drivers, including PCMCIA
floppy/net-drivers-2.img -- extra network drivers, including PCMCIA
floppy/root.img -- second floppy for network or CD installs
You can use them to either began an installation where packages are
installed from a cd or an internet mirror.
Alternately, if you have another system to serve the installation
media  via tftp you can network boot. Instructions are in the
installation guide . If you NIC doesn't support PXE,
Alexander Heinz provides a floppy that has worked well for me.