Re: Multiple profiles

From: David Schwartz (
Date: Thu Jun 27 2002 - 04:39:37 EST

On Thu, 27 Jun 2002 11:30:03 +0200, Gregory Giguashvili wrote:

>I wonder if somebody is familiar with the way to create multiple hardware
>configurations (profiles) on Linux? This is required, for instance, when
>booting laptop not connected to the network.
>Thanks in advance,

        There is no way to create multiple profiles on Linux. But there may be a way
on particular distributions or installations. Multiple hardware
configurations mostly have to do with:

        1) What kernel gets loaded.

        2) What initial root disk is used.

        3) What modules are loaded.

        4) What configuration scripts are run, how they setup hardware during the
bootup process, and so on.

        All of these things are handled by things that vary from Linux machine to
Linux machine. How you choose which kernel to boot depends upon your boot
manager. How your configuration scripts work depends upon how those scripts
are constructed.


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