Only for DeLi 0.7.x
The development of installation disk for all hardware outside the usual ATAPI-Boot-CDROM scheme will be discussed here
I created now a first set of installation floppy disks. They can be downloaded here:
gzip deliroot.imgand everything should be fine. Or use Firefox, wget, lynx, etc.
Usage: Download them, then transfer them to a floppy disk like this:
dd if=deliboot.dsk of=/dev/fd0
On Windows you can use RAWRITE.
Boot with the boot disk (you can pass kernel parameters), then put in the root disk and finally mount the modules disk with the command
modules. This disks should recognize most hardware in old computers. They even know PS/2 microchannel. You can use this disks to install DeLi from CDROM if your computer doesn't boot from CDROM and sbootmgr.dsk doesn't work for you.
They also feature network installation from LAN or the Internet. If all fails, a installation via nullmodem cable is supported.
The disks haven't been tested very much yet, but my firsts tests were promising.
Note on rc.pcmcia: There is no startup options file provided for the /etc/rc.d/rc.pcmcia script, so you must edit the script and at the minimum set the PCIC variable to either “tcic”, “i82365”, or “yenta_socket”.