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Re: Problem: installing hamm on laptop

On Wed, Nov 18, 1998 at 05:36:46PM -0600, Nathan E Norman wrote:
> You need a rescue disk with a zImage kernel.  RTFM the install doc in
> the disks directory to figure out how to make one, or ask here :)

(I feel like a broken record.) I do not understand why we build our
default kernels as bzImage. We build everything possible as modules,
so the kernel isn't very big. It will work fine as a zImage. There are
machines will not boot bzImages (my Toshiba Satellite notebook,
and even my clone desktop won't boot them reliably). Are there machines
that won't build zImages? Not that I've ever heard.

Building as bzImage offers no advantages yet plenty of disadvantages
if you happen to be unable to use them.

Hamish Moffatt VK3TYD              hamish@debian.org, hamish@rising.com.au
Latest Debian packages at ftp://ftp.rising.com.au/pub/hamish. PGP#EFA6B9D5
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