[BL] testing 2.4.31 kernels
cce.zizkov at volny.cz
Fri Dec 29 03:23:09 EST 2006
On 28 Dec 06 at 21:28, keesan at sdf.lonestar.org wrote:
>> Please, Sindi, this information is very important and should be
>> documented somewhere in blfiles.htm.
>I thought everyone knew you had to unmount things such as floppy disks and
>USB memory sticks and zip disks before removing them, but I will add a
The hot (un)plugging creates the illusion that it is different here.
And while mounting floppy and CD is only one step, here there are two
steps. One working as a demon, on that does not work this way. This
is what confused me.
>> I will certainly write a small shell script similarly to my a:, :a,
>> c:, :c, d:, :d which I use to mount and unmount the other block
>How did David do this in his little 1-floppy linux?
David did not include neither links neither mc. The only 'browser-
tool' is zgv.
>> I think zgv at the moment is the only program using libvga. I will
>> install the library and zgv in its original version and see if it
>> works with the 2.4.31 kernel.
>Okay, if you need an image viewer.
This is an open question. For the purpose of the modified RAM version
zgv could be interesting, but mc and cdrtools are more important.
Photographs form a substantial part of the data I want to transmit.
And short file names on my DOS hard disk partitions do not allow a
good identification. So it may be useful to have a viewer at hand.
Tomorrow I need to find out how much space the files from cdrtools
>The lm kernel may not work with the scsi modules you need for the CD
>burner. I compiled it to work only with scsi_mod and sd_mod, but the
>burner needs ide-scsi and sr_mod and sd as well. The modules may still
>insert even if the kernel was compiled with those lines as N instead of M
>(no instead of module).
>I will try to find time to add all of these modules into the kernel and
If they are compiled in this saves room on the RAM disk. But the
machines which have the USB slots and CD burners do not belong to the
slower ones. I think it is not necessary to minimalize the kernel
>> Thank you for all further efforts. But I really think most useful
>> would already now be a table containing links and descriptions like
>> kernel link link link link
>> config link link link link
>> modules link link link link
>> feature1 X O O X
>> feature2 O X X O
>> feature3 X X X X
>> ... ... ... ... ...
>You can add such a table to my blfiles.htm if you have time. Or post all
>the 2.4.31 kernels at your site with better documentation. I will have more
>time in February. I am now using the smf kernel on all my desktops, and the
>lm on the laptops. They both support firewall.
No, your blfiles.htm has improved a lot. It is quite clear now.
>I will try to make you a custom kernel some time soon, with no need for
>modules: support for cd-rom, cd-burner (ide-scsi, scsi_mod, sr_mod, sg) and
>USB storage (scsi_mod, sd_mod, usbcore, ohci or uhci or ehci - do you know
>which ones your computers needs?, and usb-storage).
I used to load
>No zip drives, no sound, no framebuffer, no ISA, no NFS. A stripped down
>laptop kernel with the above added back.
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