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Old 01-19-2005, 06:31 AM   #1
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boot loader distro & hardware detection questions


Two questions...

1. I remember reading somewhere about a Linux distro which was primariliy used as a boot CD. Not Knoppix or anything like that, just a CD which you boot from which then gave you options to boot into various connected deveices (hard drive OS / usb flash drive / usb HDD etc). Does anyone know anything about this?

2. Is there a utility for Linux which detects hardware in a similar fashion to how 'sisandra' does for windows? It would be useful for me as I want to cut a lot of the not-needed stuff from my kernel.

Old 01-19-2005, 07:27 AM   #2
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Don't know about the CD but the thing I use to examine hardware is The Info Center in KDE ( KInfoCenter ). Its very similar to sisandra.


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