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SubjectRe: Again Multiboot-Standard for Linux ?
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Followup to:  <166g3I-0ksq00C@fwd06.sul.t-online.com>
By author: "ChristianK."@t-online.de (Christian Koenig)
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
>
> Beside that, this it is a very nice feature for making an Installation Disk /
> Distributions.
> AFAIK the newest RedHat distribution use grub as standard Linux Loader,
> if the Linux Kernel is able to load modules before mounting root, you can
> make a Kernel without any block/bus driver compiled in.
>

That's already what initrd does. What would make this interesting --
and why, at least in my opinion, Multiboot is the wrong solution -- is
to make the bootloader smarter about what it loads. If the boot
loader can *probe* for the device- and filesystem drivers it needs and
thus dynamically compose the kernel in a dynamic manner, then it is
suddenly a win; not sooner. Multiboot doesn't do that, although it
might be possible to build on top of it to get there.

-hpa
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