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Re: 2.2 kernel "flavors" needed for i386 -- any list?

Arrigo Triulzi <arrigo@nh.netherhall.org.uk> writes:

> What I find puzzling is that, unless I've missed the plot of course,
> we never install a particular kernel-image on the HD which to me means
> that we are effectively booting from HD using the same kernel as the
> one on the bootdisks.  So why should it turn off the VGA card only on
> floppy boot?

I dunno.  Floppy disk loads the root filesystem as a ramdisk.  That's
the main difference..

I CC'd debian-laptop as well.  It seems to me that there's a good
chance that laptop users could benfit from a special laptop "flavor"
kernel.  Ideally, it could boot with PCMCIA support, but I don't
really see that as a reality until 2.4.x, when PCMCIA is shipping with
the kernel.  Maybe it's possible if you guys get tricky.  We could
certainly try to have a special root disk with cardmanager support.

If you guys on debian-laptop agree, perhaps you could upload a special
2.2.13-laptop kernel to unstable, and work with debian-boot to work
out issues?
.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>

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