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SubjectRe: Make ipconfig.c work as a loadable module.
On Sat, Mar 08, 2003 at 10:21:13PM -0300, Horst von Brand wrote:
> The "floppy booting" discussed here is doing:
> dd if=bzImage of=/dev/fd0
> and booting that floppy directly. I really don't remember when I did that
> last time, it must have been at least 5 years ago.

I do use it frequently. I frequently boot systems using PXE, but sometimes,
either the bios is buggy, or I don't find how to set it up correctly, so the
better, and most reliable solution is to insert a floppy containing the kernel
which would have been loaded from the PXE server.

In fact, NONE of my systems need nor use an initrd. I find it really useful
to be able to boot from one single file. Having to set up an initrd is really
a pain compared to other trivial solutions. I'd really like Linux not to become
like microsoft products : it's not because one developper doesn't have the need
for something that he must prevent all his users/customers from using it.

I think that there are several people here who think they need ipconfig, and
that should be enough to understand that it's a useful feature, even if you
don't need it yourself.


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