[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Modified initfs with onscreen boot menu

From: Frantisek Dufka dufkaf at seznam.cz
Date: Mon Aug 21 18:41:49 EEST 2006
Marius Vollmer wrote:
> Excellent!  I am using it right now, and will write up some
> instructions for how to put Sardine on the MMC.

Great. I was thinking about telling Carlos to put it on
http://repository.maemo.org/sardine/getting_started.html (which is not 
in a wiki) near the "Backup your data!" part but then I though about 
modifying this
http://maemo.org/maemowiki/HowTo_BootRootFSFromMMC first so he can just 
put link to wiki. But so far I had no time to write better docs or learn 
how to write longer piece of formatted text in wiki style. Would be nice 
if you could write those instructions.

> Hopefully, we can just distribute a modified initfs so that people can
> just flash it.  Or even make it an official feature of our default
> initfs.  Would you be willing to license your code with the GPL?

Yes, would be nice to have it in official initfs. The code is small and 
will fit even in current almost full initfs without removing anything. 
No problem with licencing :-)

> Also, I already have a small UI improvement suggestion: what about
> always showing the boot menu, not only when you hit the MENU key?  I
> tend to miss the window where the key needs to be pressed all the
> time.  Maybe the menu could be shown when the root device is "ask"?

Yes, good idea. I missed the right time few times too :-)


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