nALFS2 Daemon and Front Split

Joachim Beckers jbeckers at
Fri Aug 13 04:42:54 PDT 2004

Uriah wrote:
> Why do such a thing?  If the Daemon machine holds all the packages and 
> profiles, and the worker can run off of just a floppy, one wont have to 
> keep reburning CDs with profiles, or wondering which stab of your NFS tree 
> to use.  Nor do you need a working OS in your target machine.

So actually what you're requesting is that nALFS could be started from a 
floppy, right?

I would say that's impossible, for two reasons:
1. 1.44MB is just not enough to include everything that's needed 
2. Floppies are old and the future is getting closer, bringing new media 
to boot from (cdrom, dvd, usb sticks). Kernel 2.6 doesn't even support 
booting from a floppy...

Joachim Beckers
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