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Thread: Kernel question

  1. #1

    Kernel question

    Hello every one
    when I compile new kernel 2.4.26

    after make bzImage

    I get the folowing error when complete

    Root device is (3, 2)
    Boot sector 512 bytes.
    Setup is 2522 bytes.
    System is 1182 kB
    warning: kernel is too big for standalone boot from floppy
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/local/src/linux-2.4.26/arch/i386/boot'
    rom floppy[/usr/local/src/linux-2.4.26]# kernel is too big for standalone boot f
    -bash: kernel: command not found

    Plz help


  2. #2
    I'm pretty sure you're fine, it's just that you can't whack it onto a floppy and boot from that. I had the same, its just a matter of how much you compile into the kernel and how much you keep out as loadable modules. I ripped out a lot of stuff from a server build but put the essentials in directly (support for different filesystems etc.).

    Just make sure you keep a backup of the current kernel so when you change Lilo etc. you can boot into the old one if necessary.

  3. #3
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    Thats normal. just go on and make modules && make modules_install
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    Yeah. Looks like you're doing good!
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  5. #5
    That appear in one server Not in all I have 10 servers

  6. #6
    Hello I have Bad News

    I can't reboot with new Kernel

    I complete make modules , make modules_install, make install

    But I can't reboot with new kernel and I send to my provider to boot from old one

    Any one can help

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