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floppies, a radical proposal

the current setup for debian boot floppies requires to load enough stuff to boot the linux kernel and read further floppies to be on the first floppy, more kernel bloat is making this more and more difficult and resulting in reduced functionality (you can't install etch from a USB floppy drive whereas you can install sarge from one).

Since we already know the bios can read the users floppy drive (or they wouldn't have been booting off it) it would seem to make sense to load all the floppies BEFORE loading linux and abandoning the bios's services.

what do others think?

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