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    A Linux boot floppy without a compressed kernel image?


    Do there exist a Linux boot floppy (1.44M) without a compressed kernel and root image?

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    try looking here:

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    Quote Originally Posted by mechmaster
    try looking here:

    distro watch
    I didn't find one. They all had a compressed "initrd". Why can't the "initrd" file be only a few hundred KB's, so that no compression would be necessary? By the way, why could DOS be fit on a "1.44 MB" floppy disk without compression? Because of the need for de-compression, Linux floppies boot slower than DOS floppies.

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