LILO: Kernel too big

Brad Hards bhards at
Sat Apr 20 19:46:52 EST 2002

On Sat, 20 Apr 2002 12:54, Michael Still wrote:
> Hey all.
> I'm trying to compile 2.4.18, and am having troubles with lilo (I have v24
> installed). I am compiling everything I can as modules, and don't have any
> fancy options turned on. I am going the make bzImage route.
> Anyway, lilo gives me an error message "Kernel too big".
This isn't meant to happen for bzImage, at least according to the docs for v21 
that I have.
Are you copying vmlinux from the top level directory? If so, try copying the 
compressed image from arch/[archtype]/boot (eg arch/i386/boot/bzImage).

Other options include using grub instead of lilo, and trying for more modules.

How big is bzImage?


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