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PostPosted: Sat 27 Dec 2008, 21:25    Post subject:  Long Wakepup
Subject description: An alternate boot loader
 

Attached is a Long Wakepup .pet package. Below is an excerpt from the readme file:

Long Wakepup is another way to boot Puppy Linux. It is meant
to augment, not replace, any other boot loader such as Wakepup2
or Grub. Long Wakepup has several advantages and disadvantages
compared to other boot loaders:

Advantages:

Long Wakepup is conceptually simple - all it does is load the
Puppy Linux Kernel into a RAM disk and execute it. No exotic
drivers are required. If the computer has a floppy drive and
the Kernel supports the computer's hardware, the computer can
probably be booted using Long Wakepup.

Long Wakepup recognizes any file system that the Kernel recognizes.
Thus, FAT, 2FS, 3FS, and NTFS can all be booted to.

Disadvantages:

Long Wakepup is, well, long. It is three disks instead of one.
This is because the Kernel won't fit on only one disk. The Kernel
consists of two files - vmlinuz and initrd.gz. Vmlinuz is actually
too big to fit on one floppy and thus must be split up between the
first two floppies. The third floppy contains initrd.gz.

A second disadvantage is that a different set of floppies must be
made every time there is a change to the version level of Puppy
Linux. Thus when moving from version 4.10 to 4.11, a new set of
floppies must be made.
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