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Author: Olaf Meeuwissen
To: terryc
CC: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] Rant: was fresh install of chimaera on an Ultrabook - no touchpad

terryc writes:

> On Fri, 30 Jul 2021 21:07:43 +0900
> Olaf Meeuwissen via Dng <dng@???> wrote:
>> Hi g4sra,
>> g4sra via Dng writes:
>> > <--snip-->
>> > This is why Devuan's installer will ask\prompt you to insert
>> > additional installation media such as a USB stick. There are just
>> > too many Gigabytes of Drivers required to satisfy every corner
>> > case, put the drivers your quirky hardware requires on a USB stick
>> > and use it when prompted! I do not ever want to have to install an
>> > OS from 31 removable media's ever again! (Windows NT
>> > anybody?)._______________________________________________
> I've done that once, but mostly it has been various versions of Novell
> which thankfully are not that many as NT was.
>> Me waxes nostalgic and remembers installing Debian from 12
>> floppies ;-) --
> Did it work?

Yes, although I may have had to rewrite a bad floppy, or two.
And it worked not just on i386, but on m68k as well, IIRC.

Hope this helps,
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