Re: 4-floppy base system
> > Now, since there is no need for networking on the boot floppy, it
> > can use a much smaller kernel
> The problem is that then you have to have two kernels - one that
> you install on the hard disk, and one that you use to run the
> installer. It's easier to put one kernel on the CD and boot straight
> from the CD.
On the other hand, this small installation kernel doesn't need to
be kept very up to date - it only needs to be updated when there
are important disk/CD-ROM/SCSI driver updates, and that doesn't
happen very often these days. In the future, the complete kernel
with all modules might not fit on a single floppy anymore...
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