Re: initrd, vmlinuz and vmlinux
On Wed, 2 Oct 2002 23:50, Alvin Oga wrote:
> hi ya
> 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
> booting problems
> just makes sure your have the same "version" for vmlinuz-version and
> System.map-version or you might get whacky error messages
> c ya
How is the System.map-?? produced?
> On Wed, 2 Oct 2002, Q. Gong wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 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.
> > Qian