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Re: Recent changes to bootconfig.c

Hi Karl,

On Sun, Feb 06, 2000 at 10:24:36PM -0800, Karl M. Hegbloom wrote:
>  I created a new variable, Boot, that shadows Root unless you create a
>  small partition and mount it as /boot, in which case that becomes
>  Boot.  I think now that this might not always be the way folks will
>  want to set it up...  Ideas?

I think this is very good idea, if Adam allows it this close to release.
In this case you would make set LILO's ROOT to the /boot partition and
create a symlink /boot/vmlinuz -> ./vmlinuz-x.y.z?

>  I've reorganized this stuff some, but not as much as perhaps it ought
>  to be.

Do please let us in on the details.  It would be wasteful to be working
in different directions.

>  Do you have patches to show us?  Do you have writes on CVS?

I had some patches that won't work because libfdisk doesn't always do
what I thought with disk names, so I abandoned them.  I have some ideas
on how to fix libfdisk, but after spending a lot of time on several dead
ends, I'm not sure I can guarantee it will work well enough in time for
release, so ...

I also have changes to bring Randolph's mbr work back into line with
my boot selection stuff.  This is what I am working on currently - I
will mail my current (unfinished) set tonight when I get home.

It sounds like I am going too slowly for you.  If you can help me with
some testing, I could go much faster (I spend far too much time making
floppies on a slow machine and booting a even slower test system).
I'm reluctant to commit anything without a lot of real testing after
my recent Part->disk->name blunder, so perhaps you can help by trying
patches for me.



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