Rafael Send wrote:
Alternatively, would it be possible to create an ELF file out of a Linux kernel+initrd / bootable image?
Sure, and I find it far more attractive than arcane floppies, charming as they are.
Build your kernel to include your initramfs, the kernel config option is CONFIG_INITRAMFS_SOURCE.
Then use that kernel as payload. This page may be useful:
Note that using Linux as payload was the very origin of coreboot.
This may also be useful, though AFAIK nobody has confirmed that it works: