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Date:      Fri, 5 Mar 2004 15:09:56 -0500
From:      John Baldwin <jhb@FreeBSD.org>
To:        doc@FreeBSD.org
Cc:        "Jason T. Luttgens" <jason.luttgens@nasa.gov>
Subject:   Re: Alpha Installation Question
Message-ID:  <200403051509.56839.jhb@FreeBSD.org>
In-Reply-To: <000001c402b1$65815c20$6737a8c0@ORIONLAPTOP>
References:  <000001c402b1$65815c20$6737a8c0@ORIONLAPTOP>

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On Friday 05 March 2004 07:57 am, Jason T. Luttgens wrote:
> I see in the FreeBSD handbook and in the INSTALL.TXT of the ISO image of
> disk one that it mentions Alpha boot floppies are in the floppies/
> directory on the CD or in the releases/floppies directory on the FTP
> server. It seems that for version > 5.1, there are no floppies directories.
> I was wondering if something has changed with the installation procedure
> regarding boot floppies on Alpha with recent 5.x series FreeBSD versions?

Currently 5.x doesn't provide boot floppies for Alpha.  They will be re-added 
if the tools in current are fixed to actually generate bootable floppies 
(specifically, bsdlabel(8) seems to be broken).

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