Subject: Re: union filesystem problems
To: Andrew Gillham <email@example.com>
From: Brett Lymn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/01/1999 12:34:23
According to Andrew Gillham:
>This is where someone could develop a webpage/CGI combo that allows people
>to have kernels and/or floppy images built for them, after selecting the
>options on the webpage.
Or a binary that looks at your current system and configures the
kernel for it :-) My initial stab at that was called abc. David
Forbes had a go at it and called it nconf. We have since got together
and are working on a point-n-shoot kernel config builder. Having
something write a kernel config is easy, having something write a
kernel config that _works_ is something of a challenge :-)
> Have base options like FIREWALL/ROUTER/etc
Mmmmm templates - sounds like a Good Thing.
>then have a few basic options, like what ethernet drivers, perhaps which
>buses are needed, serial console or not, etc.
What options you want depends on what you have in the machine - you
really do not want all the config options to wade through.
Brett Lymn, Computer Systems Administrator, British Aerospace Australia