Is a Dual boot liveCD possible?
Ok I know the title could have been more specific and I didn't knbow were to put this but anyway, Is it possible to have to kerenls on one CD 1 kernel for each type of processor?
To be more specific...
Me and my freind are Quake 2 Phreaks and they always have problems with getting it to work so I have to go to each persons house and either fix the installation or set it up or whatever.
SO my idea was to make a linux distro that did nothing but run quake.
Also, it would do a hardware detect and set the best setting for each hardware setup.
However some of my friends have macs.
SO back to my question, is it possible to make a LiveCD that would run on a mac and a PC?
Thanks for all your advice
Re: Is a Dual boot liveCD possible?
Yes, it's possible to have multiple kernels on one disc, however you could not do this for different CPU architectures unless you had a completely separate OS to run along with the kernel. Keep in mind that the kernel is the main part of the OS, but it is not the *entire* OS. You cannot run software compiled for an x86 processor on a POWER5 or SPARC processor just by changing the kernel.
Originally Posted by Edude03
In the future this may be possible since Macs are now moving to Intel-based processors, but at the moment I just don't see it working. Meanwhile, the idea of a Linux distro that just runs games (or one specific game) has been done from time to time. Gentoo offered a LiveCD that autodetected and let you play the UT2003 demo a while back, and there's a Linux distro composed almost entirely of games out there. I forget the name, but it's on distrowatch.