[TAG] Booting a "Live CD" image without a CD
jkarns at etb.net.co
Thu Mar 24 19:06:57 MSK 2005
On Thu, 24 Mar 2005, Robos wrote:
> Well, if you only want to show her the livecd, how about you use and
> emulator? Lately I've been using qemu a lot and it works like hell!
> Fabrice Bellard is really a god.
Hmm, that name sounds familiar ...
Bellard was born in 1972 in Grenoble, France. He went to school in Joffre
(Montpellier), where he already created a widely known program, the
executable compressor LZEXE.
Ahh, that's it. He must have been all of 17 or 18 years old when he wrote
that, as I remember it from 1989 or '90. I think he sold the idea to Phil
Katz who incorporated it into his product. It was an algorithm that would
uncompress a DOS executable, transparent to DOS, after being loaded by the
program loader, before being executed. Handy for saving space in the days
of 40 MB disk drives.
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