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    Just few questions

    Hello I am looking for some information about the way Knoppix boots.
    Basically my question is what is mini root? searched the web but couldn't find anything as i understand minirt24.gz and minirt26.gz loads different kernels, and also the question about the floppy image which one is it which is using El -Torito standard, and where is it kept on a CD? is it in a boot/isolinux folder?
    Code:
    ----boot
        ----isolinux
                boot-en.msg
                boot.cat
                boot.msg
                f2
                f2-en
                f3
                f3-en
                german.kbd
                isolinux.bin
                isolinux.cfg
                linux24
                linux26
                logo.16
                memtest
                minirt24.gz
                minirt26.gz
    And what would be proper description of this f2 f3 files?

    Thanks

    Nikolay

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    f2 and f3 are the help screens

    They contain the text of the help screens you get when you press f2 or f3. They are in syslinux/isolinux format, which is mostly text but you can add codes for colors etc. The documentation for the format of these files is on the syslinux website.

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    Thanks
    Still another question left. Is isolinux acting like a boot floppy? which starts linuxrc, which at its turn loads kernel and miniroot? and finally passing control to init?

    Nikolay

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