New Release of the Generic Linux Boot Floppy
fedora-list at deesconsulting.com
Wed Nov 10 11:03:11 UTC 2004
Announcing the availability of release 0.3 of the Generic Linux Boot Floppy
The latest release is always available at the following URLs:
Older versions are available at:
This release adds better support for systems with more than one disk
controller, makes it easier for users to choose from various
installation methods in Fedora, and paves the way for more widespread
hardware support in the future.
There is also a new document comparing GLBF with many other methods of
booting Linux, available at
ftp://ftp.deesconsulting.com/glbf/COMPARISON. This comparison may help
users choose which method fits his/her needs best. The comparison is
not complete, however. I welcome any additions or corrections.
What is Generic Linux Boot Floppy?
The GLBF project aims to create a generic framework capable of booting
Linux from any medium, including CD/DVDs, USB flash memory sticks, hard
drives, and disk images on network servers. It's useful for booting
Linux installers on systems not capable of booting from anything other
than a floppy drive. The boot floppy acts as a chainloader to recognize
the medium that actually contains Linux and boot it from there.
GLBF currently supports booting Linux from CD/DVD and ISO images on
FAT16/32 and EXT2/3 hard drive partitions located on IDE/SATA drives.
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