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Re: Test-DFS for PowerPC

On Mon, Jun 07, 2004 at 06:13:56PM +0200, Robert Jordens wrote:
> [Mon, 07 Jun 2004] John Goerzen wrote:
> > I should add that I view dfsbuild as a far more useful tool than the
> > custom remastering hack that Knoppix uses.  dfsbuild is scriptable and
> > does its entire job without any user intervention, and also doesn't
> > require an existing ISO to do so.  All it needs is a Debian mirror :-)
> Exactly. And because standard Debian is what we build on, I think we
> should be able to also use standard Debian kernels. 

OK, I get it now.  Thanks for your patience :-)

> If packages are well built and configure automatically, they are
> suitable for DFS. If kernels are well built and configure automatically
> with the help of discover and/or hotplug, why not let them be suitable
> for DFS also. Yes kernels for a Rescue CD are special, no need for
> hardware discovery. But for a DFS with Knoppix functions, The Debian
> standard Kernels are ideal.

OK, I had thought we were talking specifically about the kernels for the
standard images.  You have a good point that it would be useful for
dfsbuild users to be able to use standard kernels.  Obviously our
ramdisk generation code will need some work to make it happen.  I'll add
an entry to the TODO file :-)

-- John

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