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    SubjectRe: ISA hardware discovery -- the elegant solution
    "Eric S. Raymond" wrote:
    > Michael Lazarou (ETL) <>:
    > > Doesn't this mean that you would need a fully functional kernel
    > > before you get to run the autoconfigurator?
    > Yes, but this was always true.

    And if the reason you are building a new kernel is that the old one is
    mis-identifying some of your hardware? ;)

    Could you maybe describe the problem you are trying to solve a bit more
    clearly than "the hardware-discovery problem for ISA devices"? If you
    are trying to discover the ISA devices, but rely upon them having
    already been discovered, what are you accomplishing?


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