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SubjectRe: 2.2.0-final
It is the "Tecra bug". You need to use zImage, the broken BIOS in some
toshiba laptops just can't deal with the bzImage. I don't know why it
works with 2.0.x though. However, the bug is in your hardware.


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On Sun, 24 Jan 1999, Riley Williams wrote:

> Hi Tom.
>
> >>>> 1. If I compile a 2.2.0-pre9 kernel with "make bzImage", the
> >>>> resulting kernel does NOT boot up on my Toshiba laptop - it
> >>>> just reports "Out of memory, system halted". Compiling a
> >>>> 2.0.36 kernel with "make bzImage" results in one that DOES
> >>>> boot up, and runs quite happily...
>
> >>> Interesting - I saw this happen on my Toshiba laptop with -pre6
> >>> so I switched to zImage and got it working. Once I had a working
> >>> zImage, I made a bzImage with the same .conf and that one worked.
> >>> I'm now running -pre9 bzImage with no problems.
>
> >> Having read that last night, I went home and used "make zImage"
> >> and "make bzImage" on the configuration that "make zImage" worked
> >> on the said laptop, copied them both over to the laptop, made
> >> entries in /etc/lilo.conf for both of them, then tried them both
> >> out...
>
> >> Once again, the zImage version worked, and the bzImage version
> >> didn't, so there's definately something here - and, since they're
> >> both built from the same configuration file...
>
> >> Mind if I ask a couple of questions:
>
> >> 1. How much RAM do you have, Tom?
>
> > 32 MB.
>
> >> 2. Is there a minimum RAM size for bzImage to work?
>
> > Don't know.
>
> Neither do I, but given the above answers, I have to assume it does
> indeed have a minimum RAM size, and that minimum is somewhere between
> the 12M that I have and the 32M that you have...
>
> Alan: Any ideas?
>
> Best wishes from Riley.
>
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> * http://www.MemAlpha.cx/~rhw/kernel.versions.html
>
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