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Re: And now for something completely different... etch!

Eduard Bloch wrote:

> > Why would it have to be before the kernel? Actualy all floppies should
> Because you can do it before the kernel needs to be running (including
> the whole userspace overhead needed to prompt the user to insert the usb
> floppy, for example, and work with it).

FWIW, the NetBSD bootloader supports something like this.  The default
install kernel comes to around 2.7mb.  The bootloader reads the kernel
and mfs image containing the installer off a couple of floppy discs
(which don't contain normal filesystems but instead some kind of
multi-volume tar archive for extra perversity).


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