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
----- Original Message -----
From: Adam Sulmicki <adam(a)cfar.umd.edu>
Date: Fri, 6 Dec 2002 12:50:07 -0500 (EST)
To: "Ronald G. Minnich" <rminnich(a)lanl.gov>
Subject: Re: Booting from floppy
the u. md. guys will chime in here with an
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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