[arch-general] [arch-dev-public] ArchISO FTP Installer - Testers Needed

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Wed Mar 26 15:21:34 EDT 2008

On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 12:51 PM, Pierre Schmitz <pierre at archlinux.de> wrote:
> Am Mittwoch, 26. März 2008 18:19:19 schrieb Dan McGee:
> > The kernel would never get loaded if this was a grub issue- I think
>  > Aaron is right in that we don't have all the necessary drivers in our
>  > initrd, so the driver for his external CD drive wasn't loaded.
>  You are right. I did missed the "kernel panic". Btw: The bug I was refering to
>  was: http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/6292
>  This might still be an issue.

Correct. Grub has some minor issues when booting certain hardware from
CD (I *think* the grml guys documented this somewhere). I created
archiso originally with grub in mind, but also wanted to offer
isolinux versions for those with goofy/older hardware. We'd all prefer
grub on a boot CD, as it allows us to do so much more at the boot
loader level.

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