Re: Language support
On Tue, Nov 16, 1999 at 01:03:22PM +0100, Hartmut Koptein wrote:
> only if we can't doit for potato with one floppy ... not in time ...
And this "one floppy", what does it contain? Let me list what I know of:
-- boot loader
-- linux' kernel
-- initial ramdisk (compressed??)
Correct? All files like programs, support files are on this ramdisk, correct?
> > -- current. right after loading syslinux presents the user with a possibility
> > to specify a set of additional parameters for the kernel. at the same time,
> > the user may browse additional information using F1-F10. In this case, we
> > just *have* to provide one image for every language, as, if I understand
> > correctly, syslinux is not localizable.
> This setup is before linux is loaded. I prefer it after loading linux, because syslinux
> is only available for i386 (and alpha?). Other loaders for != ia32 aren't so comfortable.
<aol/>. I want the linux loaded as soon as possible. :)
> > -- a new one. :) syslinux (or other boot loader) loads default kernel without
> > waiting for *any* user input. right after that the user is presented with
> > a menu of possible languages (localized environments), and then she tries
> > to configure her kernel (by adding necessary modules).
> > UNFORTUNATELY, I do not know whether this is ever possible. I believe
> > there are devices for which drivers should be compiled-in.
> Yup, this is the way we should go, and it is possible. It's more or less the same way
> as to select keyboards and mices.
Hmm. I do not quite understand: is it the way we are trying to go, or is this the way
we should look at, and start working in this direction?