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SubjectRe: bzImage ~ 900K with i386 test11-pre2
Andrzej Krzysztofowicz wrote:
> Except the simple boot loader. You cannot boot kernel >=1024KB directly
> from floppy...

That doesn't really matter much though... You have proceded beyond the
'simple' case. :)

You can always use a tiny bootloader like hpa's syslinux. I am
currently typing on a kernel booted from a standard 3 1/2" floppy:

> [jgarzik@rum linux_2_4]$ make bzImage
> [...]
> System is 1612 kB

> [jgarzik@rum g]$ dmesg|less
> [...]
> Memory: 124388k/131060k available (2876k kernel code, 6284k reserved, 367k data, 448k init, 0k highmem)

(...with /dev/fd0u1722, 1.44M floppies becomes 1.722M floppies...)

Jeff Garzik |
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