Re: 2.2 kernel "flavors" needed for i386 -- any list?
Arrigo Triulzi <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> What I find puzzling is that, unless I've missed the plot of course,
> we never install a particular kernel-image on the HD which to me means
> that we are effectively booting from HD using the same kernel as the
> one on the bootdisks. So why should it turn off the VGA card only on
> floppy boot?
I dunno. Floppy disk loads the root filesystem as a ramdisk. That's
the main difference..
I CC'd debian-laptop as well. It seems to me that there's a good
chance that laptop users could benfit from a special laptop "flavor"
kernel. Ideally, it could boot with PCMCIA support, but I don't
really see that as a reality until 2.4.x, when PCMCIA is shipping with
the kernel. Maybe it's possible if you guys get tricky. We could
certainly try to have a special root disk with cardmanager support.
If you guys on debian-laptop agree, perhaps you could upload a special
2.2.13-laptop kernel to unstable, and work with debian-boot to work
.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>