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SubjectRe: more kernel .01
From said:


> Long long ago, before Red Hat or any other distributions, people installed
> Linux using a pair of floppies called the boot disk and the root disk. This
> was how I first installed Linux, using the 0.11 or 0.12 kernel. It was
> pretty easy to install a minimal self hosting Linux system using these disks.
> If you can find someone with a set of these disk images for 0.11 and the
> associated gcc disks, you can probably get a very early linux system up
> fairly quickly. I dont know who might have a set laying around, but I
> hope this mail generates some comments from people who do.

Machines have changed a lot since then, unless you get a vintage machine
(with original disk, etc) I very much doubt this will work.

Besides, I don't think learning about a *very* old, severely broken kernel
will help in any way. Yes, the current kernel is huge, but most of that is
drivers for all sort of exotic hardware.
Horst von Brand
Casilla 9G, Vin~a del Mar, Chile +56 32 672616
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