LILO: Kernel too big

Michael Still mikal at
Sat Apr 20 21:43:46 EST 2002

On Sat, 20 Apr 2002, Brad Hards wrote:

> 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.

I am doing:

make clean
make mrproper
make xconfig
make dep
make bzImage
make modules
make modules_install

> 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).

And then copying the top level vmlinux to /boot

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


> How big is bzImage?

2.8 MB from memory.



Michael Still (mikal at     UMT+10hrs

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