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SubjectRe: Unable to boot a raw kernel image :??
DervishD wrote:
> Hi Peter :)
>
> H. Peter Anvin dixit:
>
>>That, and the 1 MB limitation, is the reason it either needs to get
>>nuked or get some massive surgery. I am currently trying to get Linus
>>to accept a patch to put it out of its misery.
>
> Please, try to convince Marcello and Alan, too. The 2.4 branch
> will be a happier branch (well, assuming that the Linux kernel has
> feelings, of course) without the raw kernel image booting. Anyway, it
> doesn't seem to work for El Torito emulated floppies... I will be the
> first who cry for this ancient code, but I think now it doesn't make
> sense. Anyone uses floppies yet? Here in Spain a floppy is more
> expensive than a 80 min. CD...
>

It doesn't work for anything but old legacy floppies. I have already
sent the code to Alan for 2.5-ac and to Andi for x86-64 (where it has
already been integrated); if anyone wants to try to persuade Marcelo to
integrate it, be my guest, the current patch is at:

ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/hpa/nobootsect-2.5.63-bk7-1.diff

It's already enough work to keep this patch up to date and trying to get
Linus to take it.

-hpa


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