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SubjectRe: 2.3 wish: integrate pcmcia into mainstream kernel
Hi David.

>> If I could butt in for a second. Linus's solution is not right,
>> in my humble opinion, but the problem he identifies needs a good
>> solution better than "not many people have this problem".

> I never meant to give that implication. I object to Linus' claim
> that these sorts of installations are unsupported because they
> are too hard to do in the current PCMCIA architecture. It's a
> simple space issue: adding PCMCIA to an initrd, when you're
> already committed to the initrd framework, is not rocket
> science. That doesn't mean it is a non-issue.

Since you appear to at least be willing to discuss the subject,
perhaps you can answer the question I've asked a number of times
regarding this, that nobody appears to be willing to answer:

Q> What is so magical about having the CD's boot image being
Q> a 1440k image when the standard specifies that the boot
Q> image can also be 2880k in size?

I can confirm that I've checked this out with both the systems I have
access to that can boot off their CD drives, by burning a CD with a
2880k boot image and seeing if they can boot off it. Both booted fine.

However, I realise that a random sample of two computers is not firm
proof that all such systems would be OK, hence my question...

Best wishes from Riley.

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