Extending cdboot with options "Press any key to boot from CD"
sobomax at portaone.com
Fri Aug 20 04:04:20 PDT 2004
Sergey Mokryshev wrote:
> On Thu, 19 Aug 2004, Maxim Sobolev wrote:
>> Please review/comment on attached patch, which extends cdboot with
>> "Press any key to boot from CD" prompt inspired by Windows
>> installation CDs. IMHO this feature is quite useful for installation
>> CDs, and probably for other interactive one-shot CDs, to prevent
>> machine from booting off CD again after work is complete. If there is
>> no objections, I'd like to request repo copy from cdboot.s into
>> cdboot.S and then commit this change. My plan is to keep this feature
>> turned off by default, and provide make(1) knob to turn it one if
> Windows 2000 and later checks for an active partition on HDD first, and
> display this message if none found.
> Is it hard to implement?
Don't know for sure. Also you can have several hard drives, another
CD-ROMs, floppies etc., that set for bootstraping in BIOS after current
CD-ROM, so that I doubt that such detection is a good idea and worth
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