Re: Please test this woody cd image
On Sun, Apr 14, 2002 at 03:43:42PM -0700, Chris Tillman wrote:
> > Can you update the installation manual if it hasn't already been done ?
> I can - since I don't have an i386 or a burner, where can I find out what
> the user will see with the multiboot CD, and what choices will be available?
> The other four flavors are all available on multiboot? Anything else?
> Also it would be fine if we could give some guidance about how to make that
> choice - type of system, connected hardware, age? I guess the differences
> are already covered for vanilla/compact/idepci, but how about bf2.4? Which
> hardware is 'highly recommended' to go with 2.4; new within the last
> year or two, or ???
I gleaned some stuff from the debian-cd list, let me know what needs to be
RCS file: /cvs/debian-boot/boot-floppies/documentation/en/rescue-boot.sgml,v
retrieving revision 1.97
diff -u -r1.97 rescue-boot.sgml
--- rescue-boot.sgml 2002/04/13 23:12:57 1.97
+++ rescue-boot.sgml 2002/04/14 23:59:03
@@ -346,27 +346,40 @@
-Boots the `idepci' flavor.
+On newer hardware, allows a selection of kernel images to boot from. On
+older hardware, it will boot the `idepci' flavor kernel.
-Boots the `compact' flavor.
+Boots the `vanilla' flavor.
-Boots the `bf2.4' flavor.
+Boots the `compact' flavor.
-Boots the `vanilla' flavor.
+Boots the `idepci' flavor.
+ <tag>CD 5</tag>
+Boots the `bf2.4' flavor.
So, if you want to boot from one of the above flavors, put that CD in
-the drive for booting.
+the drive for booting.
+If you are using CD #1, and your hardware supports it, a <tt>boot:</tt> prompt
+will be displayed. Press <tt>F3</tt> to see the list of kernel options
+available from which to boot. Just type your chosen flavor name
+(idepci, vanilla, compact, bf24) at the <tt>boot:</tt> prompt followed by
+return. If your hardware doesn't support booting of multiple images,
+CD #1 will boot the idepci flavor.
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