So there are two issues: a) DOS isn't supported and b) the floppy as a boot device isn't supported. That will make it a very difficult sell for mobo manufacturers. Can you imagine me buying a Linux PC with LinuxBIOS and it crashing. How am I going to repair it then?
the u. md. guys will chime in here with an explanation :-)
I'm trying to use it as the opportunity to improve the FAQ :-)
From what I saw during the coverage of announcement there were quite a bit of folks unfamilar with the BIOS projects, an and this FAQ hopes to clear up the confusion.
Big Pilot, if I may call you that, does this FAQ answers tose questions? The way I see, the part below is answered by Q5. Since I assume you are asking about LinuxBIOS. If you are really asking about linux kernel, then it is definitely wrong mailing list.
if Linux fails, how is one supposed to repair it? Or is the only option booting Linux off a floppy and repairing using that?
I'm wondering whether it is still possible to boot DOS (or a free equivalent) from a floppy if LinuxBIOS is installed on the mobo.
As for above. We had limited success with Win98 which is DOS based (we can get as far as desktop screen, but there are issues), but as the Q6 says it is still long way to go.
As for the particular susbsystem -- floppy, it has not been tested at all, and is presumed not working at the moment.
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