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SubjectRe: [RFC] x86 ELF bootable kernels/Linux booting Linux/LinuxBIOS
Eric W. Biederman wrote:

> The simplest is the observation that right now 10MB is about what it
> takes to hold every Linux driver out there. So all you really need is
> a 16MB system, to avoid a device probing loader. And probably
> noticeably less than that. The only systems I see having real
> problems are old systems where device enumeration is not reliable, and
> require human intervention anyway.

A floppy disk is 1.44 MB.


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