From: | Gontran <locuchon@×××××××××.com> | ||
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To: | gentoo-dev@g.o | ||

Subject: | Re: [gentoo-dev] new guides |
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Date: | Wed, 11 Apr 2001 01:01:52 | ||

Message-Id: | 20010411000653.B3840@potre |
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In Reply to: | Re: [gentoo-dev] new guides by AGottinger@t-online.de (Achim Gottinger) |

1 | * Achim Gottinger (AGottinger@××××××××.de) wrote: |

2 | > Gontran wrote: |

3 | > > |

4 | > > Hi Achim, devers, |

5 | > > |

6 | > > I'm willing to sort through any docs you care to write and correct for |

7 | > > English grammar and whatnot, I stand to learn something about the project that |

8 | > > way. |

9 | > |

10 | > Fine, thank you. I send you my docs at the end of the week. |

11 | > > |

12 | > > On another note ... |

13 | > > |

14 | > > Bled the ISO last night, hoping to boot the kernel on VIA board with Cyrix MII |

15 | > > (via chipset: VT82C598MVP), grub popped up nicely (yea!), selected top option, |

16 | > > got some proper looking boot messages then all kind of scrolling hex numbers |

17 | > > and total lock. |

18 | > > |

19 | > > I understand that there's some issues with some via sets ... have a 486 with |

20 | > > 32 Mb I'll try next, I'd give it a shot now, but it won't boot off the cdrom |

21 | > > and I find myself without a working 3.5 floppy drive for bootdisk making. |

22 | > > Any insights? |

23 | > |

24 | > I send the whole last weekend on a rescue disk system and want to update |

25 | > and rework |

26 | > the whole boot concept on the next weekend. |

27 | > In theory the latest iso should work on any >=i486 system, but it |

28 | > doesn't. |

29 | > I have tested it on a K62/VIA board here with success. |

30 | > Yesterday I tried to boot the rescue system on a Compaq armada laptop |

31 | > had it hangs after |

32 | > loading the rescue disk. :-/ |

33 | > I'm planning to boot the bootimage directly from the cd, becuase mkisofs |

34 | > now allows the use of images other that fd for booting. If it works I |

35 | > can add alot of different kernels to the image and there is no more need |

36 | > to scan for the cdrom device and mount the iso image loopback. |

37 | > This solution should work for you too. |

38 | > |

39 | > Does your 486 cdrom allow boot off the cdrom? |

40 | |

41 | Unfortunately, no. But there is another machine around here with a floppy |

42 | that works, come to think of it. I'll make the floppies there and give it |

43 | another try on the cyrix. |

44 | |

45 | Gontran |

46 | |

47 | > |

48 | > achim~ |

49 | > |

50 | > > |

51 | > > Gontran |

52 | > > |

53 | > > * Achim Gottinger (AGottinger@××××××××.de) wrote: |

54 | > > > pbg1854@×××××××××××××××.edu wrote: |

55 | > > > > |

56 | > > > > On Mon, Apr 09, 2001 at 08:55:04PM -0600, Daniel Robbins wrote: |

57 | > > > > > Devs, |

58 | > > > > > |

59 | > > > > > Some doc improvements to http://www.gentoo.org: |

60 | > > > > > |

61 | > > > > > The development guide has been converted to the new XML guide format. |

62 | > > > > > Also, we now have Pete's excellent new development HOWTO on the site. |

63 | > > > > > |

64 | > > > > > Both are works in progress. Much thanks to Pete and Thomas for their |

65 | > > > > > hard work! |

66 | > > > > > |

67 | > > > > |

68 | > > > > Oh, and speaking of which, I've been quite busy recently (classes, |

69 | > > > > work, my band, etc...), |

70 | > > > |

71 | > > > It seemms everyone has this problem at the moment. :-) |

72 | > > > |

73 | > > > which is why I have not added much to the |

74 | > > > > HOWTO recently. I'm going to try to put some more info into it this |

75 | > > > > week, and so if anyone has any suggestions for improvements/additions |

76 | > > > > etc. please let me know, I'll add them. |

77 | > > > |

78 | > > > Pete, I'll do the FHS part of the howto and additionally I want to add a |

79 | > > > chapter that |

80 | > > > describes the USE concept. I'm not a native english spear, so I can |

81 | > > > eighter write the |

82 | > > > whole chapers and you correct them, or I can give you a short list of |

83 | > > > points and you |

84 | > > > write the chapters. Tell me what you think about that please. |

85 | > > > |

86 | > > > bye achim~ |

87 | > > > |

88 | > > > |

89 | > > > > |

90 | > > > > Pete |

91 | > > > > |

92 | > > > > _______________________________________________ |

93 | > > > > gentoo-dev mailing list |

94 | > > > > gentoo-dev@g.o |

95 | > > > > http://www.gentoo.org/mailman/listinfo/gentoo-dev |

96 | > > > |

97 | > > > _______________________________________________ |

98 | > > > gentoo-dev mailing list |

99 | > > > gentoo-dev@g.o |

100 | > > > http://www.gentoo.org/mailman/listinfo/gentoo-dev |

101 | > > -- |

102 | > > Gontran |

103 | > > |

104 | > > _______________________________________________ |

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107 | > > http://www.gentoo.org/mailman/listinfo/gentoo-dev |

108 | > |

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