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Old 03-04-2005, 02:41 AM   #1
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warning: kernel is too big for standalone boot from floppy

Dear all,

I was trying to compile my kernel but received the following output (At the very end) when from the "make bzImage" command.

warning: kernel is too big for standalone boot from floppy
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.4.26/arch/i386/boot'

What does it mean?

Thanks for helping!
Old 03-04-2005, 03:22 AM   #2
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Its just to large for it to fit onto a floppy and boot from it if needed, depending on how much you compile into the kernel and how much you keep out as loadable modules.
All in all no need to worry about it.
Old 03-04-2005, 03:22 AM   #3
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hi there,

means that your kernel file "bzImage" is larger than 1.4MB.
don't worry. if your idea is to use this kernel from a floppy drive, then you have a problem.
if not, just ignore. probably you compiled too many things as builtin. are you sure everything is necessary?



[EDIT] and AXO types much faster. LOL.
Old 03-04-2005, 03:42 AM   #4
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Hi slackie1000,

Thanks for your help!

I don't think I need all those things. But I was quite confused with the kernel configuration part because I don't know what to choose, just kept pressing enter. This is the first time I try compiling a kernel, the module and kernel configuration part is still too confusing for me, I need to study the configuration part well first ...just can't wait to see opemmosix run on my computer...

Once again, thanks a lot for your help!


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