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Re: 2.4 kernel as default boot kernel on CD #1 ??

On Apr 05, Philip Blundell wrote:
> On Fri, 2002-04-05 at 19:45, Jim Westveer wrote:
> > Before you lam-bast me with a nastygram, please grab
> > or create a copy of the woody CD's, and try an installation with 
> > CD#1 as the disk you innitially boot from,  then try the
> > CD#3 with the bf24 kernel.   The first thing you will notice
> > is that the bf24 flavor first asks you for your language, where
> > the "default" does not.
> A more conservative way to get the language chooser going would be to
> put compact or idepci on the first disk.  It doesn't require 2.4 as
> such.

It'd be nice to be able to add something like
http://www.nu2.nu/diskemu/; however, it's not source-available, so it
probably doesn't belong on official CDs.

Another possibility might be HPA's isolinux tool, based on syslinux:
http://syslinux.zytor.com/iso.php with or without MEMDISK
http://syslinux.zytor.com/memdisk.php; basically, instead of putting
the rescue disk in the boot sector, you put the isolinux image there,
and have a menu to choose between kernels to load.

Chris Lawrence <cnlawren@phy.olemiss.edu> - http://www.lordsutch.com/chris/

Computer Systems Manager, Physics and Astronomy, Univ. of Mississippi
125B Lewis Hall - 662-915-5765

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