Bootstrapping (was: Re: Why, what, and where.)
Edgar Denny <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Now that digital seems to be distancing itself from NT ( and vice
> versa ), top of my wishlist is for them to write firmware that
> understands the ext2 file system. Get rid of that dumb msdos
> partition at the start of my disk.
What *I* would really want to have is to have the kernel itself in the
flash. Now that would make a really speedy boot process. Does anybody
know whether there would be enough space?
% ll /vmlinux-2.2.13.gz
-rwxrwxr-x 1 root root 869779 Oct 20 16:46 /vmlinux-2.2.13.gz*
Well, could probably stripped down to 500K.