[LinuxBIOS] [RFC] FILO normal/fallback boot patch

Carl-Daniel Hailfinger c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Fri Oct 5 18:14:23 CEST 2007

On 20.09.2007 22:42, Corey Osgood wrote:
> Dunno if anyone's ever wanted/done this before, but the attached patch
> adds a fallback boot option to FILO, so that if the first kernel fails,
> the second one gets booted, if that fails it drops to the usual command
> line. I'm using it on Magden's system to try to boot from USB before
> going to the hard drive, but I imagine it could be used for CD-ROM, etc,
> just as easily. The fallback boot is entirely optional, if not defined
> it's just ignored. Also, this won't break Peter's filo speedup patch,
> except the changes to the default config file (which I'll fix and send
> another patch, if need be). It needs a little more prettying up and some
> comments if it were to get committed, but if people don't want it I
> won't bother.

I like the idea, but I have no coding experience with FILO, so I'm
reluctant to say anything definitive.

Stefan? Ron?


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