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Re: Parted Boot Disk

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: Parted Boot Disk
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2002 09:48:42 +1000
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On Sun, Sep 22, 2002 at 04:36:25PM -0700, John van V. wrote:
> Somewhere I read in the documentation a wish for someone to maintain the
> boodisk -- maybe I was imagining things.

You're not imagining things ;)

> Either way, I am building an Initrd as forward research for Devil-Linux.Org
> (DL) and I am planning to intall parted, as well as grub and even LVM 
> support. 
> I would also like to replace ISOLINUX w/ grub to give some flexibility to
> booting.

Cool :)

> The DL Initrd is 8mb... so I will have plenty of headroom.  I am supposing
> however that a more generic boot suite will fit on two floppies.

Yeah, floppy support is important for parted.

> I have so far compiled busybox (DL spec) and tinylogin under uClibc.  I am
> moving in a /dev diretory and self-debating what to do about /etc at the
> moment.


> The parted bootdisk uses crunchbox, which is vastly bigger than busybox.
> Maybe both grub and parted can be compiled w/ uClibc.

I had problems with i18n support (which I haven't been able to get
working anyway - on boot disks).  But it would be *really* nice to
have i18n support on this disks... *LOTS* of people are turned off
using parted because they can't use it in their native language on
the boot disks.

> DL, btw, needs to be able to optionally boot from floppy, and so far the 
> option
> is to use win32 products -- politcally incorrect in many circles including the
> Linux Society.

Sorry, I don't understand what you're saying.


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