[SATLUG] Stupid Question o' The Day...
w5omr at w5omr.shacknet.nu
Fri Aug 2 16:21:03 CDT 2002
: I'm not the kind of expert some people on this list are, but I had this
problem once, and (IIRC) I found out that it didn't work to just manually copy
the kernel image to the /boot partition or whatever. I think that "make
install" on the Linux kernel uses a utility called "installkernel" or something
like that, and if you use that, it sets things up correctly. CAVEAT: This could
be distro-specific or something too. Like I said, I'm not exactly a hardened
I'm the same way, but here's how I do things, step by step (at least in SuSE,
but I think it works in other distros - thanks, Ed!)...
pick your options
make dep ; make clean
Me personally, I usually copy the current kernel to /boot/vmlinuz.orig and the
new kernel to /boot/vmlinuz
cp /boot/vmlinuz /boot/vmlinuz.orig
The specific question was, will Linux run with a kernel of greater than 1 meg...
I still don't know the answer to that question.
from /boot on my system,
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 964815 Jul 3 00:12 vmlinux.orig
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 946271 Jul 3 00:13 vmlinuz
and those are the largest files, there.
cp /usr/src/linux/System.map /boot/System.map
cp /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/vmlinuz
then run lilo
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