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 Post subject: NASLite Boot Process
PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 6:12 pm 
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I dabble in Linux so I thought I'd take a look at how the NASLite-HDD boot process worked and am a bit confused. From what I gather:

- NASLite HDD uses the syslinux bootloader. This makes sense given NASLite's diskette lineage.

- NASLite.01 is the kernel image that syslinux loads into memory.

- NASLite.02 is a filesystem image that is loaded into memory (/dev/ram0) and used as the root filesystem.

So, the questions:
- Is this correct?
- Is the kernel (NASLite.01) and filesystem image compressed?
- I am assuming you are using a modified/streamlined version of the kernel and not the "stock" 2.4 kernel?

I started this poking around because I wanted to see if it was reasonable to try and replace the NASLite kernel with a customized kernel that contained additional hardware support. I have no "nerfarious" intentions here, I'm just seeing if I can get my shiney new Marvell LAN chipset working.


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