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SubjectRe: 2.1.93..
Hi,

> This would work for the root volume, but the harder problem is arranging to
> boot from the correct drive. The kernel still needs to understand the mapping
> between the host adapters and drives it sees and how the BIOS that controls
> booting will identify them. Handling this mapping should not be dumped on
> users unless there is *no* way it can be done automatically.

Maybe we could solve it by making LILO search for the correct partition
using some kind of signatures, but anyway we probably don't want to force
people to upgrade LILO or any other loader they use. Anyway, we'll probably
need some backward-incompatible change in 2.3 times to clean up passing of
options between boot loader and kernel (including longer command lines) and we
can then try to solve the boot disk problem as well.

Have a nice fortnight
--
Martin `MJ' Mares <mj@ucw.cz> http://atrey.karlin.mff.cuni.cz/~mj/
Faculty of Math and Physics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Rep., Earth
"Never make any mistaeks."

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