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Re: Features/ArchitectureSupport - changing what we build for

Subject: Re: Features/ArchitectureSupport - changing what we build for
From: Jeremy Katz
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2009 18:37:00 -0500
On Friday, January 30 2009, Chris Adams said:
> What are the chances GRUB/syslinux could be taught to look at a few
> special CPU flags (can you fetch the important flags from real mode?)
> and only present "compatible" (as determined by config arguments, not
> GRUB/syslinux poking into kernels) boot options?  That would help the
> LiveCD case as well.  You could have both 32-PAE and 64 kernels on the
> CD and choose at boot time, although that would take up a large amount
> of space (so maybe not feasible for LiveCD).

A com32 module could be written without too much trouble for syslinux,
but space on the live images make it kind of a moot point (imho) as it
seems better to ship more applications as opposed to more kernels on the
live image


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