3.1.7 Choice of boot floppies
For Potato, I liked the IDEPCI disk set for normal install to a desktop. For
Woody, I like the bf2.4 boot disk set. They both use a version of
boot-floppies to create boot floppies.
If you have a PCMCIA network card, you need to use the standard boot disk set
(largest number of floppies but all driver modules available) and configure the
NIC in the PCMCIA setup; do not try to set up an NIC card in the standard
network setup dialog.
For special systems, you may need to create a custom rescue disk. This can be
done by replacing the kernel image named "linux" on the Debian rescue
disk by overwriting it with another compressed kernel image compiled off-site
for the machine. Details are documented in
readme.txt on the
rescue disk. The rescue floppy uses the MS-DOS filesystem, so you can use any
system to read and edit it. This should make life easier for people with a
special network card, etc.
pgi is expected to
be used for creating boot floppies.