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bzimage doesn't work on some machines (Re: Dismal failures...)

Sven Rudolph <sr1@os.inf.tu-dresden.de> writes:

> Michal Jaegermann <michal@ellpspace.math.ualberta.ca> writes:
> > One of machines is my desktop Intel box which runs Linux for
> > a looong time.  Currently it has Cyrix chip, NCR SCSI controller
> > and SCSI CD.  The other one is laptop Toshiba Tecra 500 CDT
> > with true Intel Pentium and ATAPI/IDE interface.

> > Both these machines failed consistently with boot disks using 2.0.27
> > (Decemeber) and 2.0.25 (November); different physically diskettes did not
> > change anything.  Failure modes are always the same although different
> > for both machines.

> > Toshiba simply reboots immediately after "loading linux" is finished.
> > No messages.  Just blank screen and reboot.

I had the exact same problem with my Dell laptop. "loading ramdisk",
"loading linux", reboot.  I compiled my own kernel - it turns out that
this behaviour happens if and only if I use the bzimage version of the


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