Matthew Garrett mjg59 at
Mon Nov 21 18:13:40 CST 2005

On Mon, Nov 21, 2005 at 06:57:31PM +0100, John Nilsson wrote:

> IMHO, what medium to boot from should be answered by the boot loader not
> by initramfs.

On x86, bootloaders access your hard drive via BIOS calls. The BIOS 
provides no information about what sort of bus your drive is connected 
to. As a result, the bootloader can't tell if you're on IDE, SCSI, USB, 
Firewire or some random local setup. This makes it quite difficult for 
it to tell the kernel.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at

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