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SubjectRe: bzImage patch ? for monolithic kernels
On Thu, 5 Aug 1999, Matthew Wilcox wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 05, 1999 at 09:51:27AM -0500, Matthew G. Marsh wrote:
> > Is there a known method/patch/etc to making a monolithic kernel under
> > 2.3.xx without modules. I kept getting the "System too big" crap and
> > dutifully used modules but I am trying to figure out if a monolithic
> > kernel will ever be supported again.
> `make bzImage'. Any chance of making this the default and retaining
> an `ozImage' target for the times when bzImages won't work?
> --
> Matthew Wilcox <>
> "Windows and MacOS are products, contrived by engineers in the service of
> specific companies. Unix, by contrast, is not so much a product as it is a
> painstakingly compiled oral history of the hacker subculture." - N Stephenson

I should clarify - 8-}

I am using bzImage. I get the following errors that are all related to the
fact that the kernel size is > 1 Meg.

Root device is (8, 1)
Boot sector 512 bytes.
Setup is 3440 bytes.
System is 1036 kB
System is too big. Try using modules.
make[1]: *** [bzImage] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory
make: *** [bzImage] Error 2

Anyone know a fix? I know that some previous debate had raged about
bzImage should be able to handle up to 16M kernel sizes but have found no
data/patches/etc on what to do to get past 1M.


Matthew G. Marsh, President
Paktronix Systems LLC
1506 North 59th Street
Omaha NE 68104
Phone: (402) 932-7250

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