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Old 10-17-2002, 06:55 AM   #1
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Smile what's this map file

I've made a boot disk with lilo included. The
site tells me to run some lilo -v -C (blah blah blah) after transferring the kernel and all. It creates a map file and some others I haven't taken notice of. What are all these files about and how are they used. Could anyone tell me in a bit detail please...

Old 10-17-2002, 02:59 PM   #2
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The map file shows a map of your kernel. It allows you to find where is any kernel function etc. It's useful for debugging purposes, but most users don't need it.


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