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Re: [ProgSoc] My Kernel's bigger than yours...
> > You need as86 to produce the real mode code before linux changes to
> > protected mode.
> So I absolutely need as86 to build a new kernel? The kernel HOWTO and
> RedHat manual didn't mention it, from memory.
Only if you want a working kernel.
> > You should end up with a zImage. If you make bzImage you will end up with
> > a bzImage.
> Is the zImage file my new, compressed kernel? Could I then configure
> lilo to boot with it? What's the difference between zImage and bzImage?
zImage uses zip, bzImage uses bzip. In most cases it doesn't make
> > The bzImage also contains the code to uncompress the kernel.
> Does that mean I need to build bzImage, because zImage won't uncompress
> on boot up? What normally uncompresses the kernel at boot time, the
> kernel? Lilo? Or something else?
Nope. Both bzImage and zImage will work.
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