Originally posted by Rotwang
No I don't think so. The lordsuch doesn't have the bf24 install, you're thinking of the David Kimdom install cd's. Look:
I have taken the following extracts from my Lordsuch CD;
1. Extracted from the README.txt;
About This CD
This CD-ROM is labeled
Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 "Woody" - LordSutch.com MiniCD i386 Binary-1
which means that this CD is number 1 of totally 1 CDs containing
programs ("binaries") for `i386' computers.
The programs on the Binary CDs are ordered by popularity. The Binary-1
CD contains the most popular programs and the installation tools; it
is possible to install and run Debian with only the Binary-1 CD. The
other CDs, up to Binary-1, contain mostly special-interest programs.
Extracted from the install.en.txt;
4.2.2. Choosing the Right Installation Set
Installation files include kernel images, which are available in
various ``flavors''. Each flavor supports a different set of
hardware. The flavors available for Intel x86 are:
The standard kernel package available in Debian. This includes
almost all drivers supported by Linux built as modules, which
includes drivers for network devices, SCSI devices, sound cards,
Video4Linux devices, etc. The `vanilla' flavor includes one
rescue floppy, one root and four driver floppies.
Like `vanilla', but with many of the less-frequently-use drivers
removed (sound, v4l, etc). In addition, it has built in support
for several popular PCI Ethernet devices --- NE2000, 3com 3c905,
Tulip, Via-Rhine and Intel EtherExpress Pro100. These built in
drivers allow you to take full advantage of the Debian
installer's net install feature to install the driver floppies
over the network so that only the root and rescue floppy disks
need to be made. Finally, `compact' also supports several common
RAID controllers: DAC960, and Compaq's SMART2 RAID controllers.
The `compact' flavor includes one rescue floppy, one root and two
Kernel that supports only IDE and PCI devices (and a very small
number of ISA devices). This kernel should be used if the SCSI
drivers in the other flavors cause your system to hang on startup
(probably because of resource conflicts, or a misbehaving
driver/card in your system.) The `idepci' flavor also has a
built-in ide-floppy driver so that you can install from LS120 or
This is an experimental flavor which uses a special version of
the kernel-image-2.4 package. It provides support for newer
hardware components which is absent in the other (more stable)
flavors. It supports more USB hardware, USB keyboards/mice,
modern IDE controllers, some new network cards, and Ext3 and
Reiser file systems. Compared to the driver set of our main
kernel-image-2.4.x-yz packages, some non-essential drivers have
been removed in order to keep the number of needed floppy disks
in a sane range. If you have unexplainable problems with kernel
2.4, you should use other flavors. If you need more new drivers
or optimisations for your CPU type, feel free to install an
"official" kernel-image-2.4.x-yz package. This flavor comes with
one rescue floppy, one root and four driver floppies.
Although we have described above how many 1.44MB diskettes the
different sets occupy, you may still choose different methods of
The kernel config files for these flavors can be found in their
respective directories in a file named `kernel-config'.
extract of the install sub-directory of the cd;
I hope this puts an end to this dispute - the 2.4.16 kernel is present on the cd and is selected by using the option bf24 for install. I have done it enough times to know.