Re: initrd, vmlinuz and vmlinux
vmlinux is an uncompressed kernel
( erase these.... seems to occupy space )
vmlinuz is a compressed vmlinux
( say, suitable to fit onto a floppy for booting off of it )
initrd is typically used for temporarily booting the hw into
a state, that the real kernel vmlinuz can than take over and
continue the booting..
- example... you can't read the kernel off the scsi hard disk
until you have a scsi driver loaded in the kernel ..
( answer... boot an initrd kernel that can read the real kernel
- my basic understanding.. and used initrd to fix my scsi
just makes sure your have the same "version" for vmlinuz-version and
System.map-version or you might get whacky error messages
On Wed, 2 Oct 2002, Q. Gong wrote:
> Under /boot, there are three files, such as vmlinuz-version,
> vmlinux-version, and initrd-version.img. What's the differences between
> them? Can initrd-version.img be used for both vmlinuz and vmlinux? Thanks
> a lot in advance.