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SubjectProblems with to large of a kernel
Having just started messing around with the 2.1.x kernels with the imminent
release of 2.2, I am having quite a time of it. I cannot seem to get a
kernel image to compile that I may use on a floppy disk. First couple of
times through I tried adding in the bits and pieces that I use in the kernel
configuration and it wouldn't compile, the kernel size was to large for a
zImage. Went through and pared out a bunch of stuff, but to no avail.

So, I remove the directory where I was working and untar a fresh copy. make
mrproper, make menuconfig (and make no changes), make dep, make clean, make
zImage. Too large.

tools/build bootsect setup compressed/vmlinux.out CURRENT > zImage
Root device is (8, 2)
Boot sector 512 bytes.
Setup is 1276 bytes.
System is 543 kB
System is too big. Try using bzImage or modules.
make[1]: *** [zImage] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/kernel-devel/2.1.129/linux/arch/i386/boot'
make: *** [zImage] Error 2

Out of the box, it's too damn big. How is one supposed to add the features
that one needs of the default set of configuration choices is too big to
begin with?

Am I missing something really obvious here, because I am feeling rather
inadequate about the whole thing right about now.

Timm Gleason

Microsoft gives you Windows, Linux gives you the whole house
Timm Gleason -- -- --
N2H2, Creators of Bess -- 900 Fourth Avenue, 34th Floor--Seattle, WA 98164

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