Subject: Re: Thoughts about wedges
To: Frank van der Linden <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/26/1999 16:49:21
On Sat, Sep 25, 1999 at 07:31:56PM +0200, Frank van der Linden wrote:
> Yes, you would lose RB_ASKNAME functionality this way, this was already
> mentioned in the original discussion. If many people rely on this
> functionality (I'm not sure many people do, besides some developers),
> we would need to include optional default wedge construction support
> for some partitioning types (the "native" ones for the port) in
> the kernel.

I think it is an important functionality, yes. This way you can boot from
floppy with the install kernel and easily get a system enouth functionnal
to recompile a kernel.
I recommened this to a few users for which INSTALL would work but GENERIC

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.