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Why RouterOS CHR and x86 use the same distribution package?

Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:38 pm

do not ask me why it is necessary.
 
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Re: Why RouterOS CHR and x86 use the same distribution package?

Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:50 am

Because they use the same architecture.
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Re: Why RouterOS CHR and x86 use the same distribution package?

Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:03 pm

but distributions cannot be the same:
CHR should contain only virtual device drivers and VMware tools.
x86 should contain a large number of real device drivers.
do not ask me why it is necessary.
 
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Re: Why RouterOS CHR and x86 use the same distribution package?

Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:20 pm

I would ask why, but I know you don't like that question. It's just a little bit of useless code in both versions. Unlike with RBs, there's no "16MB flash problem" with CHR or x86, so who cares.
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Re: Why RouterOS CHR and x86 use the same distribution package?

Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:29 pm

but distributions cannot be the same:
CHR should contain only virtual device drivers and VMware tools.
x86 should contain a large number of real device drivers.
CHRs need the same drivers as the x86 versions because not all CHR installations will use vNICs. Some will use PCI Passthrough devices to make the physical NIC available to the VM.Likewise USB
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Re: Why RouterOS CHR and x86 use the same distribution package?

Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:12 pm

So this means only difference is that with native ROS license you can use wireless package otherwise it's same as CHR ?
I can confirm routeros-7.1beta3.npk package contains all normal wireless drivers, thankfully they are still present.

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