Smallest kernel

Eugene Grosbein eugen at
Wed May 7 23:49:30 PDT 2003

Andy Tien wrote:
> Hi folks,
>     Every one know way to make the smallest kernel  which can fit into a 1.44M floppy diskette?
> I recently make  the image into a ISO  image burn into a CD-R,  but the old PC can not boot from a CD-ROM, so I  will  go back using the floppy diskette  to  boot.   I try to reduce many options but the image still bigger than 1.44M  , other capacity like 1.48M or 1.72M can not boot  or  diskette  failure regularly.

You should use PicoBSD to boot from floppy.
It will compress a kernel and boot it afterwards.

See /usr/src/release/picobsd.


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