On 05/26/2010 10:45 AM, Bjørn Mork wrote:
> That's the single feature I misseded. Thanks.
> Although it would be even better if it was possible to include some
> fixed part in it, while keeping most of it auto updated. I tested the
> extlinux package after reading about it yesterday, and the missing
> feature that immediately hit me was the ability to use a serial console.
> This is of course as easy as with sys-/pxe-/mem-linux: just add
> "serial 0 9600 0" or something similar to the config file. But running
> update-extlinux would remove it on every kernel upgrade. Anyway, I
> understand that this issue is now solved.
how about adding your parameters to EXTLINUX_PARAMETERS in
/etc/default/extlinux? then they will be used for all images in the
in case that's not what you were looking for: as stated in another mail,
i've added update-extlinux/extlinux-install and it fits my setups well -
but any suggestions are welcome, please feel encouraged to submit bug
reports against extlinux.
> It has puzzled me for a while that grub2 has been chosen over extlinux
> as the default x86 bootloader
extlinux doesn't support as many filesystems to read the kernels from as
grub does (extlinux basically only supports extlinux, and in 4.0 also
btrfs; and syslinux would support fat, though).
while i really like extlinux for the reasons outlined earlier, i
don't think it's a good default for everyone and anything.
> HPA has been an active upstream maintainer all
> this time AFAIK.
indeed, he's an excellent upstream in every aspect.
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