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Re: bootdisk

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: bootdisk
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 20:09:01 +1100

Keith Adamson wrote:
> The bootdisk is very handy, however, my wish would be 
> to provide a pause in the Linux bootloader so that you can 
> enter some Linux kernel parameters.  For instance, to use 
> the new ATA/100 chipsets the IDE I/O address of the IDE
> controller needs to be passed to the kernel. See;

The bootdisk uses a very strange method of booting... it
doesn't use a boot loader (it uses the kernel's own anicent
bootstrap stuff)

Basically, the boot disk sucks, and I'm waiting for a volunteer
to make a nice system for me, so I can run a script, and
I get versions of the boot disk cross-compiled for all supported
platforms, with up-to-date busybox, kernel, etc.  Also, there
would be support for external driver disks, etc.

I don't really have much time to maintain boot
disks.  Also, it seems like it should be "someone elses job",
because programs other than Parted need similar systems.
(Eg: distro installers)

Any ideas?
Andrew Clausen

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