bootloaders and USB

Eric Miller miller.eric.t at gmail.com
Mon Jun 28 07:54:53 PDT 2010


"If plop functions perfectly, extract its files, extract its
initrd/initramfs
and create a better one. At least examine how they made it work."

it's a binary file, compiled.

On Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 10:29 AM, Neal Murphy <neal.p.murphy at alum.wpi.edu>wrote:

> On Monday 28 June 2010 10:05:33 Eric Miller wrote:
> > i'm trying to avoid using plop, the interface is very ugly and this is
> for
> > a professional project.
> >
> > plop functions perfectly though....it just looks like a video game from
> > 1985.
> >
> > could I do a full boot into a small linux like tinycore and then do some
> > kind of scripted chroot?
>
> If booting from CD is acceptable, then yes, you could use a miniscule Linux
> to
> create your own boot CD. Make an initramfs (paying *close* attention to the
> required and allowed cpio options) that contains the needed utilities,
> including Busybox. With the right bits, you can create a very slick UI.
>
> If plop functions perfectly, extract its files, extract its
> initrd/initramfs
> and create a better one. At least examine how they made it work.
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