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laptops and big kernels (was Re: Bug#32421: Bootdisk reboots on Toshiba 3010CT)

On Thu, Jan 28, 1999 at 08:55:57AM +0000, Arrigo Triulzi wrote:
> I have this terrible worry about 2.2 coming out: I think I read
> somewhere that you need to build it with bzImage 'cos it is bigger
> than 2.0. How is this going to work under Toshiba laptops? I can
> happily boot a zImage but not a bzImage (tried it last night, it
> definitely reboots after finishing the Loading linux..., using a
> floppy helps!) so what are we going to do about 2.2 kernels? It is
> obviously a Toshiba "feature" but clearly we have to adapt  to it
> because Toshiba isn't going to fix it for Linux.

There's a patch that allows booting bzImage kernels on laptops (the
kernel we used for 1.3 tecra disks is a bzImage one). It doesn't work on
some desktops, so we can't use that on our "official" kernel.
I thought that I had used the same patch on boot-floppies_2.1.5 but
obviously I didn't, as the teca disk doesn't work. I will double check
that for 2.1.6.

Enrique Zanardi					   ezanardi@ull.es

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