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Re: autodectection of modules at boot time

Eric Delaunay <delaunay@lix.polytechnique.fr> writes:

> Hello,
>   I heard of projects about autodectecting hardware at boot time to
> automatically load modules from an initial ramdisk.
> However, I forgot to keep track of these mails, so I don't know who are working
> on.
> I'm willing to help you on the sparc side: all sparc are plug and play for
> ages, therefore it could not be so difficult to implement.
> Are there plans to integrate such things in bootdisks ?
> Any pointers to persons, web pages, ... would be appreciated.

I am working on a live filesystem (demo-fs) for debian that will
autodetect the hardware and load the relevant modules. And someone
else is working on a bootdisk that uses initrd for module loading
before booting the real linux system (there was a mail on debian-boot 
from him just today).

Both projects overlap for the boot disks/code, so it gets intresting
whos system makes it.

My scripts will be released at


At the moment there are the scripts needed to create the demo-fs but
not yet the boot disks themself.

May the Source be with you.

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