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SubjectRe: [RFC] x86 ELF bootable kernels/Linux booting Linux/LinuxBIOS
> > A floppy disk is 1.44 MB.
> Yes floppies are small. The nice thing is that there are only 2 or 3
> floppy drivers in the kernel so it is not hard to include access to
> the primary boot medium.

Big problems are:

- Floppies are fast becoming optional
- USB floppies requires the entire USB and hotplug layer
- USB floppies require the scsi layer which is not small either
- Libretto style non USB/Cardbus PCMCIA floppies are not supported
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