Re: UNIX and ease of use
On Mon, 2 Mar 1998, G John Lapeyre wrote:
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: Yes, I recently was trying to install using several mongrel
: 386-486 machines, and there was always a problem installing. Eg, the bo
: rescue disk apparantly needed a PCI bus to work properly !
Huh? Did the boot actually fail, or did you get the "No PCI BIOS
present, this release still depends on it; sorry" message (note: that's
not verbatim :) ... afaik, that message is from the EATA driver compiled
into the kernel. It's about as serious as the "Failed to initialise
WD-7000 controller !!!" which I see on every stock Debian kernel, as I
have no WD-7000 and have no clue what it is ...
Recently, I installed on a Model 90, MCA, IBM SCSI HBA, etc. This
required a kernel recompile, since Debian doesn't have a stock MCA
capable kernel lying around. Granted, the demand is low I imagine, but
do we want a few different kernel images around, like we have for
laptops? How does RedHat do this ... they use modules for the disk
drivers as well, right?
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