最近兩天在給 AOSC/Retro 研究怎麼把現代 Linux Kernel (5.4.114 LTS) 塞進軟碟開機,原因是許多 486 等級的機器並沒有辦法直接從 CD-ROM 啟動,於是然後我做到了把 PATA (IDE) 硬碟/光碟機驅動,甚至是 Network Stack(盡量把大多數非必要 Driver 弄成 Module,放進搭配的 CD image)塞進 1108KiB 的 bzImage。還有個 150KiB 的 Initramfs,裡面是 busybox 和配套 init script,用來自動掛載 CD-ROM。

有趣的事情來了,SYSLINUX 這個 Bootloader 尺寸太大 (175KiB),讓我很難塞東西,於是我拿 FreeDOS 的 KERNEL.SYS (46KiB) 加上 loadlin.exe (原始 42KiB,用 upx 壓縮後 11KiB) 取代它,成功省下 100KiB 以上。

最終成果是可以直接從軟碟啟動,並且只須要 8MiB 記憶體就能成功啟動。

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The Free Software Foundation (FSF) gave its Award for Advancement of Free Software to Conservancy's Policy Fellow & Hacker-in-Residence, Bradley M. Kuhn. Bradley Kuhn's acceptance speech urged software freedom activists to “speak truth to power” & refuse to write proprietary software. sfconservancy.org/news/2021/ma

LibreOffice is free software - but that's means more than just zero cost. It's about having the freedom to use, study, change and share the software. Learn more here: blog.documentfoundation.org/bl (Oh, and how many free software project logos do you recognise in this image?)

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While ethical use of software is important, a copyright license isn't the right place to enforce it. We must begin with the principle that all software should be free. Read more in our article from the 2019 Bulletin: u.fsf.org/2zo

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Associate members are the lifeblood of the FSF, which is why we're extending our membership drive, with a goal of 500 total new members, until January 18. Join today, and get your friends to join and stand up for #UserFreedom! u.fsf.org/38v

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