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RE: regarding potato images

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.  

Modern bioses will allow multiboot CDs to work, but not all bioses work
properly.  I only have one (out of nine) system at home that will boot a
multiboot CD correctly.  Using Gary Tong's diskemu.bin boot system it works
on all bioses.

Check out these sites ...


I'm about to start futzing with them to create a small boot system.  45meg,
just with bootable 2.88 disk images and the drives and base system files.
The normal single boot image works fine, but I want to be able to pick the
boot kernel (ide, udma66 etc).  Basically a small business card CD image,
but using standard Debian stuff.  No special repair utilities or anything.

It would be nice to have a script available that would take the standard
disks-i386/current tree and create a 45meg ISO image ready to burn.

Dean Carpenter
94TT :)

-----Original Message-----
From: Adam Di Carlo [mailto:adam@onshore.com]
Sent: Sunday, January 07, 2001 3:10 PM
To: J.A. Bezemer
Cc: Jim Westveer; bbennet; debian-boot@lists.debian.org;
Subject: Re: regarding potato images

"J.A. Bezemer" <costar@panic.et.tudelft.nl> writes:

> On Wed, 3 Jan 2001, Jim Westveer wrote:
> > The debian-cd now in CVS will put boot blocks on
> > ALL i386 disks in the following fashion.
> > 
> >   CD#1: default kernel from boot-disks(i386)
> >   CD#2: compact
> >   CD#3: idepc
> >   CD#n: default kernel from boot-disks(i386)
> Okay. Boot team: be sure to post a note to -cd as soon as you think of
> interesting flavours ;-)

Well, there's the udma66 flavor, which is just a vanilla version, but
with a kernel patched for udma66 kernels -- see umda66/README I think.
You might wanna use that for CD4 if there is any such thing.

I'll add info about what kernels are on what CDs in the installation

It would help if someone could inform me of what kernels are on what
CDs for other arches, if there are any, on other arches.

.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>

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