RE: regarding potato images
Will grub work as a CD multi-boot menu system ? I thought it was
hard/floppy disk based only.
Gary's system works by booting diskemu.bin as a floppy image. That then
scans the standard multiboot catalog on the CD for other floppy images,
presents a menu and boots the selected one.
This wouldn't be Debian only code - it's OS-independent assembler.
diskemu.bin is a utility that will boot *any* floppy images we want. I
haven't done it yet, but it appears to be just a matter of defining the
various floppy images we want in the list. We could add various "tools"
floppies as well for that matter. Even <shudder> DOS based tools :)
Check it out - his info page is at
http://www.geocities.com/iopat/diskemu.html and he says it will go open
source. Sounds like he wouldn't mind it being used in this case.
From: Adam Di Carlo [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2001 5:05 PM
To: Carpenter, Dean
Cc: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: regarding potato images
"Carpenter, Dean" <Dean.Carpenter@pharma.com> writes:
> You may want to consider doing a multiple boot image scenario for the CDs.
> That is, boot a menu that allows a choice of boot kernels to use.
Well, if we wanted this, we should use grub, rather than writing a
I hate debian-only code for it's own sake, AKA "NIH".