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SubjectRe: For comment: draft BIOS use document for the kernel
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> Then how does 1.44 megabytes of data from a floppy disk (that won't
> fit below 1 megabyte), that is accessed in real-mode, ever get to
> above 1 megabyte where it can be decompressed?

The limit is about 508K of compressed image with the floppy boot.

> I think LILO copies each buffer read from a below 1 Megabyte buffer
> (which is the only place the floppy can put its data via the BIOS),
> to above 1 megabyte using the BIOS block-move function.

I can't speak for LILO. I've not tried to document LILO, rather I've tried
to document the kernel. Possibly someone should add LILO documentation to
this.

Alan

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