[Angstrom-devel] Bootloading: the revolution, was: Re: [RFC] update release images with 2007.12-rX
k.kooi at student.utwente.nl
Sun Feb 17 13:42:17 CET 2008
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Paul Sokolovsky schreef:
| 4. Otherwise (no root= or cmdline from bad 1st stage bootloader), it
| shows interactive menu listing of all available block devices with
| supported file systems. These include: ext2, jffs2, and for vfat -
| loopback images in the root directory. Also, NFS option is given.
| 5. Once user selects location, it checks if /boot/zImage (sic) exists,
| and if so, kexecs to it with appropriately constructed root=. If
| no /boot/zImage exists, it just uses that rootfs directly
| (switch_root's to it).
It would be really sweet if those scripts parsed /proc/config.gz to
control which options are presented to the user. No use in showing CF
boot or trying to load pcmcia modules if the defconfig has those
disabled. For the bitcounters among us: disabling OABI compat on ARM
will gives us back the bits 'wasted' by CONFIG_IKCONFIG. All non-arm
systems I know off have enough space for the kernel to stop us worrying.
koen at dominion.kabel.utwente.nl will go go away in december 2007, please
use k.kooi at student.utwente.nl instead.
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