Re: Language support
Michael Sobolev <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> 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?
Correct, if the "one floppy" is the disks-2.88 version of rescue.bin.
For 1.44 we still have to have separate boot and root disks, but it's
>>> -- 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
Yes -- basically, lets not invest a lot in syslinux, and just accept
that syslinux is not i18n'able. For post-potato, we will hopefully
have grub which can (?) replace this? I'm not sure... anyhow...
As for 'promptless syslinux', no, we have to retain the prompt even if
it's Anglo-centric. I.e., for specifying kernel options such as
'floppy=thinkpad', or rescue mode.
.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>