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Old 11-13-2003, 09:45 AM   #1
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Kernel Compilation - Big Kernel

I just installed slackware 9.1.

First thing I did was go to recompile the kernel. I copied the config from /boot into /usr/src/linux/.config, ran make oldconfig, then make dep clean bzImage.

The resulting vmlinuz file was over 3MB! Considering the kernel I installed (basic ide) was only 1.2MB, and that's the config file I'm using, I can only assume I did something wrong.

Any ideas why my compiled kernel is so big?
Old 11-13-2003, 09:50 AM   #2
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if you make a bzImage your kernel will be /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/bzImage not vmlinuz.
Old 11-13-2003, 09:56 AM   #3
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Talk about feeling stupid

Many thanks for the quick reply.


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