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SubjectRe: Kernels > 1M
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Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> On Sun, 22 Aug 1999, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>
> >In short, you're proposing a massive project, and hasn't come up with
> >any justification other than the fact that "the other guys do it", which
> >is no justification at all.
>
> without mention that the guys that are using a plain ELF kernel image
> can't do a `cp /vmlinuz /dev/fd0` and boot from floopy without using a
> boot loader as we can instead do 8). Being able to boot a machine with
> only a kernel-image is more robust IMO.

Misconception. You can't cp /usr/src/linux/vmlinux to /dev/fd0 and
have it work on any architecture. You -can- cp
.../arch/i386/boot/zImage to /dev/fd0 and have it work, but I never
proposed we break that. (And what I want would let you do e.g.
cat arch/i386/boot/bootsect vmlinux.gz >/dev/fd0.)

zw

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