Re: Thoughts on the state of the boot-floppies
Petr Cech <email@example.com> writes:
> On Mon, Nov 22, 1999 at 02:16:40AM -0700 , Erik Andersen wrote:
> > * mount reports /dev/root for the root device since /etc/fstab
> > doesn't have an entry for the root device (/dev/ram1 for example).
Yeah -- I'm not sure what you're reporting here..
> > * There should probably be an /etc/nsswitch.conf file in /etc.
Waht should be in this file? Just plop the thing into
scripts/rootdisk/prototype/etc ? Go ahead and do that, anyone...
> > * /lib/libm.so.6 is 111k. I didn't check who was using it,
> > but if it is just one app it should be staticly linked.
> > If several apps are using it, it should be passed through
> > the library shrinking pass.
> on the rescue floppy propably nothing
Yikes! I'll remove that and test it...
> > * We include both cfdisk (50k) and fdisk (85k). Why not pick just one,
> > or use sfdisk (included in busybox -- costs 34k).
> hmm. Discusion about this was IMHO also when releasing slink. cfdisk
> and fdisk are a bit different in functionality and error recovery
sfdisk is just a core, not an interface, AFAIK.
Further discussions of this should CC firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, remember this is platform sensitive.
> > * vi invokes lazybox feeding the nonexistent /etc/ae/ae2vi.rc
> > which hoses the shell
> > * lazybox grep is obsolete -> use busybox.
All these fixed in CVS.
> > * lazybox mformat is a nop
> BTW why it is there in the first place?
Superformat expects this. Yet we don't ship superformat. Hurm!
Something is amiss here... Don't we need fdformat or superformat or
*something* to format floppies? (i.e., to make custom boot disk).
.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>