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Re: Advice on NFS support in grub

From: Olivier Galibert
Subject: Re: Advice on NFS support in grub
Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2000 07:02:33 -0400

On Sun, Oct 01, 2000 at 11:47:16AM +0200, Christoph Plattner wrote:
> Although I like GRUB and I like "minimized" IP plus all services
> (NFS, TELNET, etc), I am not sure if this is a good idea to add
> telnet and a complex NFS (more than etherboot does). We never should
> forget, we are writing a boot loader here not a complete OS !!!
> A bootload should be a small software which is even able to be promable
> and to be used instead of the today silly BIOS (ok, I dream, but ....).
> I think there are more important issues to talk about, concerning the
> basic boot loader function:
> For example should there be a possibility for paramter parsing in 
> special marked boot modules. [...]

> Another possibility is to define a environment in GRUB, [...]

> A further extension is, that the parser of the command `module' 
> should also handle `if' statements. [...]

> Also the `menu.lst' file should be parsable.[...]

> I thinks there are some more important things than writing an OS to
> boot another OS !!!

Is there any other interpretation to this mail than "I'm not
interested in your needs, so they're unimportant, and you should
implement patches to address my needs instead." ?

The only polite answer I can think of is "you have the source".


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