[LinuxBIOS] Fitting larger flash chips to accomodate a kernel
Ronald G Minnich
rminnich at lanl.gov
Sat Sep 30 22:24:54 CEST 2006
Phil Endecott wrote:
> Assuming that this is possible, let's say that I build a kernel
> containing only minimal drivers for the framebuffer and ethernet - no
> IDE etc, and maybe use the "Linux-Tiny" patch. I wonder how much space
> would then be left for an initrd. Ideally I would like to fit a single
> executable of maybe a few hundred kbytes uncompressed which is run
> instead of init (this is a for fixed-purpose box).
it's how we did our alphas in 2001, and how we are doing OLPC now. Yep,
it's really a good thing to do.
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