livecds in the future

Peter Jones pjones at
Wed Dec 2 15:37:20 UTC 2009

On 12/01/2009 11:49 AM, Sir Gallantmon wrote:

> Couldn't something like that be implemented into GRUB/GRUB2? Unlike PLoP,
> GRUB doesn't really have a size restriction, so maybe smarter methods of
> detection could be implemented.

The approach of loading what amounts to DOS TSRs is something you could
do with pretty much any x86 bootloader (though it's worlds simpler with
syslinux than grub). But we're still basically talking about writing a
bunch of 16-bit device drivers.

I'm thinking it's not going to happen.


Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.

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