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Old 06-26-2003, 04:50 PM   #1
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Question 'make mrproper' - make bzImage options.

So, I did a 'make mrproper' and now when I do 'make bzImage' I am presented with SEVERAL options. Is there any documentation that expands on these questions, so I can assure that I answer them correctly.


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Old 06-26-2003, 05:25 PM   #2
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Well basically what you did was wipe out your kernel configuration. If you want an easier way out do
make menuconfig
it is ncurses driven and it has help section to every option for kernel configuration, configure kernel to your particular needs and hardware specifications and then create a compressed kernel image by doing
make bzImage
make the modules
make modules
and install modules (this is where most people make a mistake by not doing so)
make modules_install
and then copy or move arch/i386/boot/bzImage to /boot and update your boot manager configuration, in the case of LILO don't forget to re-run lilo to write changes to the boot sector.

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Old 06-26-2003, 06:42 PM   #3
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bzImage and vmlinuz

Is bzImage the same as vmlinuz?
Old 06-26-2003, 06:45 PM   #4
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bzimage is just the kernel name when compressed
with bzip2. you can name the kernel what you wish.
it ((edit) de-)compresses itself.

the old kernels compressed with gzip, hence the z ending.
it is often tradition now just to rename a bzimage to
vmlinuz or what you wish, since they're all bzimage's now
anyway, generally.
Old 06-26-2003, 06:48 PM   #5
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Copying image steps.

So, I built my kernel.

Could someone please give me bulleted steps for everything I need to copy for a Redhat System, and how to update grub. And what the updates in grub exactullay mean.


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