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SubjectRe: PATCH: boot-time DHCP
On Sat, Dec 11, 1999 at 06:33:55PM +0100, Ulrich Drepper wrote:
> Andi Kleen <ak@muc.de> writes:
>
> > You need to load the kernel from somewhere. If you can load the kernel
> > you can load a initrd too.
>
> Not if it is too big which happens all the time during development.
> Ever tried to boot on a 4MB board, which initrd and an application?

A initrd on a romfs with only a stripped down dhcp client and a c program
to configure and mount the nfsroot should be <100K. The initrd is freed
after booting so you only waste a small bit of memory on the romfs.

-Andi
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This is like TV. I don't like TV.

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