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RE: regarding potato images

Any comments on this yet ?  

The more I think of it, the more I like the idea of multiple kernels
available on CD1.  Maybe it's a minor point, but just having one decision
(which kernel to choose) is better IMHO than figuring out which CD to boot
from, then switching CDs etc.  Even then, the diskemu.bin booter can default
to the mainline boot kernel.

Dean Carpenter
94TT :)

-----Original Message-----
Subject: RE: regarding potato images

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.

Dean Carpenter

-----Original Message-----
From: Adam Di Carlo [mailto:adam@onshore.com]
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
debian-only version.

I hate debian-only code for it's own sake, AKA "NIH".

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