Joined: Mar. 2006
||Posted: July 30 2007,18:53
|Quote (roberts @ July 30 2007,14:01)|
I think isolinux-only is sensible for 2.6 since machines requiring syslinux will likely find their hardware better supported in 2.4. Am I off on assuming that?
Correct. However, during the DSL-N forum days, there were many who squawked about this fact. My feeling is that most newer hardware does not even have a floppy drive. And if both "editions" , 2.4k and 2.6k offer the same operational features then not offering a syslinux/boot-floppy for 2.6k should not be a problem.
I think the same, Robert.
If there wouldn't be a problem with the hardware support on newer computers, I would be happy with the 2.4.x kernel. But as the hardware support is limited, I'm probably forced to use a 2.6.x kernel. I hope everything is working then again with kernel 2.6.x on the new computer.
In order to reduce the time and work, I would also be happy with an ordinary DSL having the 2.6.x kernel.
People with older and newer computers are able then to test DSL4. Also I assume it would be the first distro supporting both kernels for the same version.
An ordinary ISO image would be fine.
Boot floppy and special ISO images are not really necessary for kernel 2.6.x users.