RE: Problems with to large of a kernel

Richard B. Johnson (
Tue, 1 Dec 1998 08:34:51 -0500 (EST)

On Tue, 1 Dec 1998, Peter Svensson wrote:

> On Mon, 30 Nov 1998, Timm Gleason wrote:
> > Yes, I've done this. However, when trying to use that kernel on a floppy
> > disk for installation (we build nearly 50 servers a month for our business),
> > you cannot boot off of a floppy using that kind of kernel image.

Yes you can!

rdev bzImage /root/file/system
cp bzImage /dev/fd0

That's all you have to do! Since 'cp' knows the size of bzImage, it
can copy to the raw device fine.

Dick Johnson
Penguin : Linux version 2.1.128 on an i686 machine (400.59 BogoMips).
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