Subject: Re: i386 floppy no longer fits
To: Michael Graff <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-install
Date: 01/11/1999 09:24:14
Michael Graff <> writes:
> Ross Harvey <> writes:
> > If you want el torito-style boot-from-CD _and_ a ramdisk root, you just
> > have to go back to a smaller kernel. If you are willing to open the CD or
> > to put the miniroot on the CD, then ustarfs could, in the first case, open
> > a specific file instead of `disk 2', and in the second case, any boot fs
> > would work...the floppy need hold only the kernel.
> Can't a CDROM boot a 2.88MB file system?

I'm concerned about how well that scales. Ideally, I'd like a solution 
that we don't have to update again in a year or two but can hold on to 
for quite a while.