Re: help - vanishing keyboard
On Mon, Dec 04, 2006 at 09:13:29PM +0100, Frans Pop wrote:
> P.S. Post-Etch I think we'll have to look at reducing the size of the
> kernel for floppy boots. It stands to reason that new releases will soon
> overflow the boot floppy again. Maybe we'll need a special flavor after
I am in no way a kernel programmer.
Looking at the man page for initrd I'm focusing on step 1:
1. The boot loader loads the kernel program and /dev/initrd's
contents into memory.
Perhaps a boot loader could be written (or grub or syslinux modified) to
take the kernel and initrd in floppy-size chunks and assemble them in
memory before kernel booting.
I guess I'm thinking that rather than have to redo the installer for a
minimal floppy kernel, it may be possible to find a way to get a regular
kernel booted using only floppy media.
Can a system that can't boot from CD still have the floppy-booted boot
loader load the kernel and initrd from CD into memory and boot that?
To me, its an intreguing puzzle.