On Thu, 2002-07-25 at 13:11, Terry Lambert wrote:
> > If your argument was true then the kernel would need to load itself :)
> Think "CDROM install".

Think "No Emulation Booting"

True the default is emulation booting off a 2.88Mb image but work is
being done for no-emulation booting (actually to the point of testing it
on a wide array of hardware I believe).

You can also get to the sysinstall menu with zero mass storage drivers
loaded because the whole thing is loaded using the BIOS/loader not the
kernel, and from there read from a floppy (not as elegant I grant you,
but that is why no emulation booting is being pursued)

Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au
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