Re: ISA slot detection on PCI systems?

From: Eric S. Raymond (
Date: Wed Jan 02 2002 - 21:20:56 EST

Lionel Bouton <>:
> Eric I see your point now. But stop me if I don't get the idea behind
> your autoconfigurator :
> Guessing the hardware configuration is done in order to ease the whole
> configuration process. After polishing the configuration - no need for
> root priviledge - the user start the build process that doesn't need
> root priviledge either.
> But when the user gets the resulting kernel how does (s)he avoid suing
> to root in order to *install* it and its modules ?
> I'm not familiar with people configuring and compiling kernels for
> pleasure. They usually want to boot it...
> Your whole point here is not to avoid several su instead of 1?

That's actually *precisely* the point. The user should not have to
go root for anything before the `make install' point.

		<a href="">Eric S. Raymond</a>

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