DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2004-03
Re: Daemon's Advocate article
On Mon, 1 Mar 2004 13:18:28 -0500
"Joshua Coombs" <jcoombs@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> I just got to travel down this road last week after giving up on
> porting Opie to NetBSD. It's tied very heavily to the linux kernel
> itself, as is qt-embedded. So, remembering that I started on linux
> based distros way back when, I ran out, snagged a set of
> boot/install floppies for Debian, and watched the installer tank
> with no real error output. Turns out on a bare 30gb IDE drive, lilo
> was getting pissy and wouldn't install. Ohtay, hell with release
> quality, lets try the testing branch and it's new installer...
> hrmmm... slowerer than crap, no real status indicators (It touches
> off a 61mb download and doesn't show progress or activity while
> running, you get to guess if it's stalled or not.) and whaddya know,
> lilo porked.
It's been my experience that lilo absolutely bites. Easily Debian's
biggest mistake was to adopt it.
Give me boot0cfg's bootmgr any day. The ???'s are a bit annoying, but
it's understandable that there's not a lot of space in the boot block to
store strings... maybe track 0 could be used for this purpose though?