Re: Hamm: Retracting request for chos to be standard
>>>>> "Erik" == Erik B Andersen <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> >>>>> "Christoph" == Christoph Lameter <email@example.com> writes:
Christoph> Lilo 2.0 has the ability to display a file before the
Christoph> prompt and also the ability to boot something with a
Christoph> single keystroke. If someone could update the lilo
Christoph> package and provide a decent configuration then lilo
Christoph> could also offer a nice menu on boot up so that newbies
Christoph> are no longer irritated.
>> I'll have a look at this.
Christoph> Maybe lilo could also replace syslinux for the
>> As someone else already said, this would be a bad idea, since the advantage
>> of syslinux is its DOS support.
Erik> My wife likes chos because it offers a nice simple and friendly
Erik> and obvious like Windoze type of menu that lets her use the arrow
Erik> keys to move a color menu bar onto the (unmentionable OS) selection
Erik> a press enter. This is very easy, and requires no domestic fighting.
Yes, I liked that feature of chos when I looked at it.
Erik> I took a quick glance at the lilo 2.0 user's manual last night and
Erik> I wasn't convinced that the "message" feature was going to be a
Erik> nice simple and friendly and obvious like Windoze type of replacement.
Erik> chos is much better than booting Linux using loadlin from a certain
Erik> unmentionable OS, (which is how I used to not freak out my wife).
Erik> If the "message" feature of lilo 2.0 can make lilo as
Erik> friendly as chos, fine, I will use it. I doubt I will be making a
No, it certainly won't do that. :(
Erik> switch really soon though. How hard would it be to hack bzImage
Erik> support into chos? That is the only real problem with chos, right?
Well, I have pretty specific requirements (which meant I had been
using lilo 17 until lately when 20 came out) - I need the feature
which can "hide" one DOS partition when you select another.
Erik> Are there any other features lacking from it that make it unusable
Erik> by Debian? I can certainly attest to the fact that this is one
Erik> piece of software that passes the wife test!
I also believe that it can't/won't load its second-stage loader from
the second hard drive (i.e. BIOS drive 0x81). This really should be a
simple fix, however.
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