Re: Problems with to large of a kernel

H. Peter Anvin (
1 Dec 1998 19:54:28 GMT

Followup to: <>
By author: (Alan Cox)
In newsgroup:
> > 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.
> I boot bzImages off floppies all day every day on my PS/2 model 77, since
> Lilo seems to dislike the machine. I've had no problems. Could this be
> some kind of BIOS/A20 problem ?

There was a BIOS/A20 problem relating to bzImages; it was fixed in the
2.1 series back in June.


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