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SubjectRe: Installing kernel 2.4
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Horst von Brand <vonbrand@inf.utfsm.cl> writes:

> I'd prefer to be a guinea pig for one of 3 or 4 generic kernels distributed
> in binary than of one of the hundreds of possibilities of patching a kernel
> together at boot, plus the (presumamby rather complex and fragile)
> machinery to do so *before* the kernel is booted, thank you very much.
>
> Plus I'm getting pissed off by how long a boot takes as it stands today...

Just for reference I can Boot from Power on to Login prompt in 12 seconds.
With Linux. The big change is nuking the BIOS....

> > They just want it to boot, and run with the same level of ease of use
> > and stability they get with NT and NetWare and other stuff they are used
> > to. This is an easy choice from where I'm sitting.
>
> Easy: i386. Or i486 (I very much doubt your customers run on less, and this
> should be geneic enough).

It's also possible to do a two stage boot. Stage 1 i386 kernel stage 2 the
specific kernel for the machine.... This adds about a second to the
whole boot process.

Eric

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