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SubjectRe: bzImage ~ 900K with i386 test11-pre2
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On Sat, 11 Nov 2000, Max Inux wrote:
> >gzip, actually. I can verify here "make bzImage" does the expected thing
> >and it looks normal-sized to me.
>
> I believe there is zImage (gzip) and bzImage (bzip2). (Or is it compress
> vs gzip, but then why bzImage vs gzImage?)

Neither. They are both compressed the same way (gzip, IIRC) - the difference is
in how they are loaded. bzImage (= BIG zImage) has a loader which can handle
>1Mb RAM; zImage has to be loaded into normal DOS memory, so it has a size
limitation.

> >> On x86 machines there is a size limitation on booting. Though I thought
> >> it was 1024K as the max, 900K should be fine.
> >>
> >
> >No, there isn't. There used to be, but it has been fixed.
>
> Ok then, I was on crank, and apparently so is he =)

ROFL! What is this "crank" stuff, BTW - some sort of auto lubricant, or ...?


James.
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