Joined: Oct. 2003
||Posted: Mar. 21 2006,15:17
Just to share some of my thoughts on this cut:
Seeing the confusion of where to place extensions for auto loading lead me to make a new feature.
Usually we say place them in the base directory of the boot device.
This is true, but when using USB-ZIP there is no room in there. Or if using a liveCD, you cannot do that unless you remaster or use mkmydsl. So, I made a new feature. By making a directory called mydsl and placing the extensions in that directory, you will have autoloading of the extensions without having to use the mydsl=hdXY boot option. This allows for a hands free boot from liveCD to your custom desktop of extensions. If you use mydsl=hdXY then this will override the auto scan feature. Hopefully this feature will make it even easier to enjoy the community made mydsl extensions.
The second area that I see growth is the use of Qemu and sharing of the virtual harddisk (hdb). It was already available to mount when natively booted. But when natively booted the restore would not take place. This was because it is not a real device. Now with the qemu boot option not only is the virtual device availble for mounting by the restore will also work. This is achieved by booting your Qemu based DSL natively, i,e, BIOS, boot floppy, or cdrom, with the following:
boot: dsl qemu frugal restore=harddisk
Hope you enjoy this version of DSL.