Subject: Re: union filesystem problems
To: Andrew Gillham <>
From: Brett Lymn <>
List: current-users
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