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SubjectRe: Happy new year^H^H^H^Hkernel..
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> 
> On Sun, 31 Dec 2000, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>
> > Ok. I didn't make 2.4.0 in 2000. Tough. I tried, but we had some
> > last-minute stuff that needed fixing (ie the dirty page lists etc), and
> > the best I can do is make a prerelease.
>
> I just compiled that one into a 1032 kB kernel, and it failed to be
> booted from GRUB 0.5.95 (some CVS version). I then made USB into
> modules, the kernel was 887 kB and booted. Is Linux 2.4 supposed to
> suffer from the 1 M limit still?

No.
$ ls -l /boot/bzImage
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1060541 Jan 2 22:18 /boot/bzImage
$ lilo -v
LILO version 20, Copyright 1992-1997 Werner Almesberger

$ uname -a
Linux kufel 2.4.0-prerelease #3 wto sty 2 21:33:36 CET 2001 i586 unknown

Maybe GRUB relies on the data (image size) in a build-in simple bootloader ?

Current i386 image size limit is about 2.5 MB

Andrzej

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