[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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