RE: Problems with to large of a kernel

Alex Buell (
Tue, 1 Dec 1998 17:54:20 -0500 (EST)

On Tue, 1 Dec 1998, George Bonser wrote:

> That is a problem with bzimage, some systems just do not like them. I
> have a system that will not boot a bzimage kernel. I have had some
> luck with making as much as I can as modules (except for the initial
> hard disk support) and shutting off support for everything I do not
> need. In other words, pare that kernel down as much as you can and
> keep trying zImage. I do not know what it is about those certain
> systems but I have never been able to get this one system here to ever
> boot a bzImage kernel.

I am 100% certain that it is buggy BIOSes that causes bzImage bootdisks to
fail. Having said that though, it is *recommended* to use LILO as the
bootloader, that almost always works in all circumstances.


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