Subject: Re: various changes on INSTALL and iso generation
To: Frank van der Linden <>
From: David Laight <>
List: port-amd64
Date: 02/25/2007 21:42:24
On Sun, Feb 25, 2007 at 10:13:19PM +0100, Frank van der Linden wrote:
> Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> >Hi,
> >sorry for the cross-post. Please reply as appropriate to port-amd64/i386
> >for the changes to the INSTALL kernels, or tech-install for anything MI
> >related to iso image generation.
> >
> >On amd64/i386 we've had issue with kernel size first, and need for ACPI
> >enabled kernels for modern hardware where the legacy bios isn't suitable.
> >  
> [...]
> I agree with these changes. Just one remark: if you enable ACPI, also 
> enable ACPI_SCANPCI. The latter shouldn't really be an option anymore, I 
> guess.

I had though about doing something similar, but failed to get any round tuits!
However I don't like the kernel being INSTAL_LARGE, it should really
be INSTALL_ACPI (or maybe just INSTALL).

Also since there may well be systems that will only CD boot using el-torito,
it is probably worth adding an extra 'ramdisk' so that it is possible to
build a sub-2.8MB image still.  Again this has a naming issue, since the
'normal' install image ought to have the unsized name.


David Laight: