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Old 05-06-2004, 11:59 PM   #1
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Need help on how to uncompess Linux's kernel for good

Hi!, i recently upgraded the kernel from kernel -2.6.5-1.349 to kernel -2.6.5-1.351. I am using FC2Test3. Now during reboot, when i selected the latter version in the grub menu, i noticed that it needs to be uncompressed. The message precisely "Uncompressing Linux......" I realized because of this decompression, the time it takes to the desktop becomes longer than usual. The former version which does not need to be uncompressed, of course, boots up much faster. I noticed from the forum that a lot of people experienced problem even booting to linux when that message appeared. Mine, on the other hand, went smoothly after the message.
My question is how can i "uncompress" the kernel for good so the machine does not need to do that everytime it reboots?

Old 05-07-2004, 02:19 AM   #2
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That's a really good point!! I might be way off the mark with this one but isn't it to do with how you decided to make the kernel image? For example "make bzImage" or "make zImage" maybe you could try "make Image"?

If you manage to work it out I'd be grateful to hear how!

After a quick search on google it sounds like you might run into problems with lilo as well, it seems that it no longer supports booting uncompressed kernel images, but I'm not sure on this.

edit: I think the command you want may well be "make vmlinuz" or "make vmlinux"

Last edited by dhbiker; 05-07-2004 at 02:23 AM.


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