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SubjectRe: Boot messages (Was: Re: Ideas for v2.1)
> Why add it to lilo?  Why not have a graphics viewer throw up the
> screen while your init scripts run? Just put it first in your rc
> scripts. Certainly not as nice as the lilo hack, but a lot easier to
> implement quickly. You'd still see the kernel messages, but the init
> messages would be hidden from the end user.

Explain to me exactly how one would go about doing it without completly
freezing their system once the graphics viewer starts. It's not as
simple as adding a line to an rc file. For your rc scripts to continue,
the graphics viewer has to either exit (that's no good), or run in the
background (unless there's a SVGA graphics viewer that will run like a
daemon without a controlling tty). But SVGAlib (I think) needs the
process running in the fg before it attempts any screen output. Then,
if you do get the image to display, you have to be able to kill it in
the end so you can get a login prompt.

I'll stop here because this has nothing to do with the Linux kernel.


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