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Re: amiboot et m68kboot

On Thu, 26 Apr 2007, Michael Schmitz wrote:
> > Yes, I heard large kernels must not be gzipped.
> >
> > I don't know what's the reason for this, as compressed kernels are gunzipped
> > during loading.
> Maybe the boot loader overlaps with the loaded kernel image after it's
> been uncompressed? Does amiboot handle this differently from ataboot?
> (IIRC ataboot stores the uncompressed kernel image anywhere, and moves it
> to phys. 0x0 just before jumping to kernel code)

IIRC, amiboot does the same.



Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

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