[LinuxBIOS] [Fastboot] Re: [Kboot-general] Re: small 64bit initrd
steve at nexpath.com
Tue Jan 17 19:40:25 CET 2006
Well, linux-tiny does do better, but so far it seems to have too many
bugs in 2.6.14 for serious work. Many config setting I tried give
compile errors, which seem to be related to unenforced dependencies, and
even when I can get it to compile I have never had it actually work,
erroring out in the boot process with "bad gzip magic number". But I
have gotten unpatched 2.6.14 to work, with kexec, and successfully
jumped into knoppix from a single floppy boot with all the tools I
need. Thanks for the help, right now the -Os compile switch gets me
there, and I will keep monitoring linux-tiny for additional progress.
Richard Smith wrote:
>On 1/13/06, Steve Gehlbach <steve at nexpath.com> wrote:
>>Not sure, I am not familiar with that. But 2.4.32 comes in at around
>>948K with ext2/3, isofs, dosfs, usb/ms, and about a dozen network card
>Linux-tiny may be able to beat that. The number in the orginal paper
>was a TCP/IP, ext2, PCI and 1 network card in 363k.
>Give it a whirl and report back your results.
>Richard A. Smith
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