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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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