Re: Why Other Linux do not have Auto-Configure as Knoppix?
From: Byron A Jeff (byron_at_cc.gatech.edu)
Date: 21 Oct 2003 11:32:12 -0400
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Grant Edwards <email@example.com> wrote:
-In article <Ot_kb.8517$Ec1.firstname.lastname@example.org>, Public Interest wrote:
-> I heard Knoppix copied the codes elsewhere, maybe from Slak... Linux. I
-> wonder why other linux such as Debian, RH, Mandrak do not have the same
-> auto-configure, if the codes are already there for some time.
-How is Knoppix or any other distro going to know how I want things
Grant, I know where you are coming from with this sentiment. But Knoppix's
autodetect/autoconfigure system is thought out with some decent defaults.
So when you drop it in, much of the time you get a machine where everything
In the boot sequence you can specify selective disabling and change the default
values. In addition it's possible to save configurations across multiple boots.
It's a really slick system and I find it invaluable for getting folks started
without having to be sysamdins from the jump.
So I'm on the side of the OP. It would be better if autodetect/autoconfig was
available in standard distributions with the option of disabling/modifying