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Old 01-15-2004, 03:55 PM   #1
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kernel is too big

what should i do when after compilation kernel is too big to place it on a floppy? i can boot it using lilo with no problems, but when, for safety reasons, i want to create boot diskette, it's impossible to place it on a floppy. what should i do?
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how big is too big, and are you using zimage
or bzImage or are you talking about an uncompressed
kernel file?

Old 01-15-2004, 11:37 PM   #3
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You're looking in the wrong directory for the specific kernel file. I don't know the exact details since it's been months since I built a kernel from scratch, but try looking in the build directory somewhere. There is a file with the same name there only that it is smaller.
That is the file that you want. And use bzImage instead of zImage.

Old 01-16-2004, 04:05 AM   #4
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well i do use bzImage. i'm told that the kernel is too big after that. it says that system is 1029K, setup 2529K


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