John Nilsson john at
Tue Nov 22 05:48:08 CST 2005

On Tue, 2005-11-22 at 00:13 +0000, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> 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.

As I have said in some other posts in this thread. I'm sorry for the
phrasing of that comment.

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