Re: PATCH Re: "System is too big" error

Chris Chiappa (
Sun, 2 Mar 1997 11:51:32 -0500 (EST)

On Sat, 1 Mar 1997, Jon Lewis wrote:
> > Just a thought on this, is there now any reason zImage shouldn't be an
> > alias for bzImage. The old zImage could become lzImage (lowzImage) just
> > in case somebody still really needs it.
> Do this for 2.1.x maybe...but not for 2.0.30...unless you want to suddenly
> shock lots of people using old versions of lilo and suject linux-kernel to
> a few dozen "I just upgraded to 2.0.3x, and now my system can't boot"
> messages.
Last I checked, the Grub (an alternative bootloader that is, IMHO, much
nicer than LILO) didn't support the bzImage format. If zImage was done
away with, I'd be up the creek(Or I'd have to reinstall LILO). If you're
interested in checking out grub, look at It
does some nice things like having a menu, being able to read the
filesystem directly, and has nicer command line editting than LILO.


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