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Old 06-15-2003, 06:36 PM   #1
Robert0380
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YAK q (yet another kernel question)


ok when i compile the kernel (which compiles just fine)

i have a bzImage in the boot directory
and this other file, vmliux

what is the vmlinux file for?? is that for booting from a floppy or something?
 
Old 06-16-2003, 03:21 AM   #2
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Is it vmlinux or vmlinuz ?

I have been told that bzImage is the kernel compressed with bzip compression, and vmlinuz is the kernel compressed with Z compression. However, that could have been wrong. I've always simply renamed the kernel to my needs anyway and was unconcerned with size or name of the kernel after the build

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