In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Jordan K. Hubbard" writes:
>> Which brings me to another question - is it really necessary to split
>> up the distribution into 240 kB fragments? 720 kB or 1440 kB fragments
>> I could understand, but 240 kB? And for a network or CD installation,
>> it isn't really necessary to split it up at all, is it?
>No, not really, not anymore anyway. I'd be just as happy to see us go
>to a larger fragment size if it doesn't screw up the floppy folk too
>much (don't forget - they need to stick the foo.inf file on the very
>first floppy, so it can't be exactly 1.44MB in size or even relatively
>close given what's taken for FS overhead). As much as I'd like to
>kill the floppy installation entirely (it penalizes _all_ the other
>installation types by enforcing this kind of multi-piece braindamage),
>I don't think we can get away with that yet.
The solution could be to distribute a tool to make floppy-sized chunks
out of a big file...
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