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Re: manual selection of devices

On Wed, Dec 08, 1999 at 07:12:28PM -0500, Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> Eric Delaunay <delaunay@lix.polytechnique.fr> writes:
> > We could safely move it near top of the list, maybe just after the
> > keyboard selection step.  It is already there for diskless install,
> > btw.  Network configuration is kept in the ramdisk (under
> > /tmp/notarget) until a root partition is mounted.  It is then copied
> > on.  Therefore it is safe to configure the network at anytime.
> The problem is that while trying to configure the network before
> loading modules make a lot of sense for non-i386, it makes almost no
> sense for i386.  For i386, configure network should be right after
> "install kernel and modules".

But everyday there are more i386 systems with integrated network
interfaces and BIOSes that can boot over the network like other archs.

Matt Porter
This is Linux Country. On a quiet night, you can hear Windows reboot.

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