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Re: SEUL: hardware detection

john@dhh.gt.org wrote:
> Erik Walthinsen writes:
> > It was mentioned months ago that having the installer for Linux,
> > purportedly the best OS for the PC ever, boot first to *DOS* is the best
> > possible way to disillusion people.
> I'm not suggesting booting into DOS.  I'm suggesting booting directly into
> a FreeDOS (or OpenDOS) based installer.  The user would never see anything
> resembling a DOS prompt.

I'm not clear on why anybody thinks we need to boot into any kind of
DOS, instead of doing it all from Linux?  Linux can read/write a VFAT
and MSDOS partition.  It's clear that some type of programming is going
to be needed to make the installation as seemless as possible, so why
not program for native Linux?