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Re: investigation of SYSLINUX booting problems

Ian Jackson:
> Is there any provision in this code for omitting the kernel in some
> sense ?  Or is it not intended for disks containing kernels ?

I think the ramdisk code will heed a block offset written with rdev from which
it should start loading. This is a throwback to the raw-kernel-on-a-floppy
days, but would still work. The other way to do it is to have a separate
boot and root floppy. If you want to put the kernel and the root filesystem
on the same floppy, hacking init to decompress a gzipped archive would probably
still be neater.


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