Re: Problems with to large of a kernel

Nils Rennebarth (
Tue, 1 Dec 1998 11:21:18 +0100

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On Mon, Nov 30, 1998 at 04:20:52PM -0800, Timm Gleason wrote:
> a bzImage will not boot itself off of a floppy. Already tried it, doesn't
> work.
> Peter Svensson writes:
> > If you use lilo on the floppy it should work. I think someone said a wh=
> > back that support for selfbooting kernels were going away.=20
> OK, can someone confirm this? If this is true, how does one go about
> creating new installation floppies from these larger kernels? We use the
> Debian distribution currently.
But Debian uses bzimages for quite a while now. syslinux supports bzimages
and initrd since version 1.39 or earlier. For details how to construct a
bootdisk get the boot-floppies package.


| Quotes from the net:  L> Linus Torvalds, W> Winfried Truemper            =
| L>this is the special easter release of linux, more mundanely called 1.3.=
84 |
| W>Umh, oh. What do you mean by "special easter release"?. Will it quit   =
* W>working today and rise on easter?                                      =

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