Subject: Re: renaming /boot to /boot_
To: Jaromir Dolecek <email@example.com>
From: Allen Briggs <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/28/1999 10:19:16
> I really hate flag-day syndrome.
I don't think this is a much of a flag day issue if implemented as:
look for boot.
if file and loadable, use it
if directory, change to directory
look for boot_$machine
One big question is, I suppose, can this be squeezed into the
first-stage bootblocks that don't store block numbers?
The only "flag day" part I can see is if you update the second-stage
boot blocks, removing the old ones, without updating the first-stage.
Possible, certainly (few things aren't ;-), but not too likely.