Re: Aboot package, anyone?
On Saturday, 22 Aug, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
> My idea is that aboot could be in base section of Debian,
> and so the "Make Hard Disk Bootable" or "Make boot floppy"
> could be added to Debian Installer.
> For people who has ARC there are 3 options.
> 1) Install SRM into flash (getting from
> 2) Use MILO as it's used now in installer
> 3) Go to point 1
I have also thought of MILO being such a universal solution, for it can
be booted from both ARC and SRM. This way we get to a predictable state
at an early stage, so that installation scripts don't have to deal with
incompatible /etc/milo.conf and /etc/aboot.conf, the manuals don't get
too big and too confusing, and, honestly, I never liked aboot. One more
reason why I thought MILO was superior is because it takes up (wastes,
in fact) less memory than the SRM+aboot combination.
For instance, I always boot up my Linux from SRM via MILO.
But the world is not perfect: for some platforms MILO is not available,
neither is SRM (which can also have licensing problems). So a certain
amount of mess is unavoidable, and we have to support both MILO and
aboot at the moment. Where both can be used, I personally would prefer
MILO; however, it's nothing more than just an opinion, and I've already
I'm currently thinking of a combination of MILO and aboot, which will
probably solve this problem.