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Old 05-22-2004, 08:27 AM   #1
jontamask
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System.map with several kernels?


Hi,

I've just been thinking about the System.map file for a while. It's necessary to have a System.map that fits the kernel currently in use. But then: what i was thinking about is if you have several kernels to start linux from in lilo (e.g. after a kernel compile), is there any possibility to load different system.map files also?
Most of the times it shouldn't matter, I guess.

This question is written in pure interest!

/j.
 
Old 05-22-2004, 09:17 AM   #2
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Hi there, this link from Azmeen might be of help to you in answering your questions. "http://www.dirac.org/p/linux/system.map/".

i posted a similar question like yours but with the config file. you may want to check out the post. the above link is also included in that post too.

regards.
 
Old 05-23-2004, 03:25 AM   #3
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When loading the kernel named vmlinuz the system will look for a file named System.map. When loading a kernel named vmlinuz-custom it will look for System.map-custom. In other words each system.map should be named with the same suffix as the kernel and this way the system keeps everything straight. The config file in /boot is not used, just serves as a backup or convenient way to see what's enabled in the kernel.
 
Old 05-23-2004, 04:35 AM   #4
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Thankyou both!
 
  


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