Subject: Re: State of ALPHA alpha 1.3
To: Tim Rightnour <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chris Csanady <email@example.com>
Date: 12/10/1997 15:29:50
>A larger problem is linux's ability to boot off WIN NT only machines.. Isn't
>the LILO boot loader smaller in memory than the SRM console.. probably a good
>feature as well..
It also has a number of other nifty features as well. For one, the boot
loader is specific to both hardware as well as kernel revision. This is,
imho, just a tad inconvenient. It also lacks a number of other nice things
such as a serial console and the ability to boot diskless. Oh, I almost
forgot--you can't even reboot on our machines.. it requires a hard reset.
Using AlphaBIOS and/or MILO completely sucks.. A few pages in memory is not
_that_ stiff a price to pay.