> In <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, Luoqi Chen wrote: 
> > It is not the loader's job to detect the underlying
> > hardware configuration.
> I disagree.  I would like to tell which machine I am booting on to
> choose an appropriate kernel.
Eventually (it may take a while) we should be able to boot any i386/AT
based machine with a single kernel which dynamically loads drivers for
available hardware (and different locking modules for UP and SMP for that

> My -current harddisk (physically) moves between 3 machines with very
> different requirements, not just SMP.  FPU, few or much RAM, ISA stuff
> on identical places etc.
> I can select the kernel manually, but after a crash or power fail I
> might not be in a position to do it again.
> Martin
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> Martin Cracauer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> http://www.cons.org/cracauer/
> BSD User Group Hamburg, Germany     http://www.bsdhh.org/


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