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SubjectRe: zImage on 2.6?
Randy.Dunlap wrote:
> On Tue, 3 May 2005 06:45:03 -0400 Wakko Warner wrote:
> | > It's supported in arch/i386/Makefile (and some others).
> | > For i386, you'll need to disable enough (lots of) options to make the
> | > resulting output file small enough...
> |
> | The resultant bzImage is ~760kb. I compiled out everything I could, only
> | ram disk/initrd, and ext2 are compiled in.
> |
> | If you'd like to see the .config, I'll send it up.
> Are you saying that zImage still fails (image is too large?) ?

Yes, I do recall it says "System is 724k". zImage failes. bzImage says
724k as well and succeeds.

> I built one, but I wouldn't want to boot it. :)
> It looks like you would need to put almost everything into
> an initrd to make it usable.

That was the idea in this. Once I get my stuff the way I want it, I'll
probably move on to using initramfs. My initrd is using ramdisk, my / is on
tmpfs and is populated by .tgz files on other media (The boot time is
generally short lived by design anyway)

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