[LinuxBIOS] [Fastboot] Re: [Kboot-general] Re: small 64bit initrd
steve at nexpath.com
Fri Jan 13 20:03:54 CET 2006
If you could provide a roadmap on how to do this, or even better have a
chance to do it yourself for 2.4.27+ (2.4.32 would be great), that would
_really_ be useful.
2.4 is a smaller kernel than 2.6, and for supporting legacy systems that
only boot from floppies, I regularly use it on a single boot floppy,
using uclibc and busybox, along with e2fs tools and also dialog, for
lots of support software we develop. I guess we have a thing about
getting it all on one floppy, but it would be helpful if we could jump
into a 2.6 kernel on CD, for some situations. Legacy systems won't boot
from CD in most cases.
Eric W. Biederman wrote:
>Richard Smith <smithbone at gmail.com> writes:
>>On 1/12/06, Lu, Yinghai <yinghai.lu at amd.com> wrote:> Kexec support 2.4?>
>>Back when Eric started it did. 2.6.x was still very new. This wasseveral years
>2.4 is still fairly easy to get going. The problem is all of the related
>hardware fixes which are hard to identify and back port.
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