The DoC problem

GNUOrder gnuorder at
Thu Sep 12 03:46:00 CEST 2002

I've always thought it would be a good idea to rig up some sort of flash that 
emulates a floppy for the floppy interface.  I dont know if it would be 
practical or not but it would be an unused device, at least one unit should 
be free in most computers.  Also the drivers for the floppy aren't likely to 
change with the next generation of kernel.  It will at least fit the kernel 
and busybox but I'm sure it could hold a lot more with some tricks.


On Sunday 08 September 2002 22:24, Ronald G Minnich wrote:
> Anybody have a good idea in the long term about how to solve the DoC mess.
> I really like this sis730 mainboard with DoC. It's neat to come up in
> busybox and have all the power of linux available even if the disk is not
> yet loaded with linux. But that won't work with 735 due to more complex
> chipset setup. So we have to use FLASH. Then we can't have the nice
> startup with the kernel etc. that we get with DoC.
> We need big flash. But we can't just put big flash in the IDE slot -- then
> we can't have a disk drive!
> Are we really stuck with 256K forever? is there some plugin that gives us
> ron
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