Smallest kernel

Andy Tien Andy.Tien at
Thu May 8 00:03:04 PDT 2003

I have enjoy the picoBSD  for a while, but in FreeBSD  5.0  beside  bridge
mode  , I never succeed compile a image can fit into a 1.44M floppy
----- Original Message -----
From: "Eugene Grosbein" <eugen at>
To: "Andy Tien" <Andy.Tien at>
Cc: <small at>
Sent: Thursday, May 08, 2003 2:48 PM
Subject: Re: Smallest kernel

> 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.
> Eugene

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