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Re: questions about state of boot disks

On Tue, Jun 29, 1999 at 08:43:01PM -0400, James R. Van Zandt wrote:
> I do not think we can fit the kernel and root file system on the same
> 1.44 floppy in the long run, and I do not think it is worth much
> trouble to try.  Others disagree.

Our kernel grew from ~700KB on slink (2.0.36) to >1MB on potato (2.2.x).
If we keep using the same everything-and-the-kitchen-sink configuration
to build our kernels, the kernel itself won't fit on a single 1.44 floppy
for the next Debian release (remember Linus wants to release 2.4.x by
Christmas). But I guess we all are too busy to work on a modular+initrd 
kernel... :-(

Enrique Zanardi					   ezanardi@ull.es

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