Re: Unable to boot a raw kernel image :??

Mikael Pettersson (
Wed, 5 Mar 2003 16:58:01 +0100

H. Peter Anvin writes:
> Mikael Pettersson wrote:
> >
> > FWIW, I still use bzdisk images frequently, and the 1MB limit really
> > is a serious problem for 2.5 kernels, and 2.4 kernels build with gcc-3.
> > I'm currently using a patched kernel where `make bzdisk' invokes a
> > user-specified script, which in my case goes roughly like:
> >
> If you get my nobootsect patch:
> ... you will find something similar, but a bit more fleshed out.
> This is the patch I'm trying to get Linus to accept.

That's similar to what you posted to LKML a while ago, and
it has the limitations of requiring mountable /dev/fd0, which
needs a magic entry in /etc/fstab ("user" privs, not "owner"),
and MS-DOS FS support in the kernel used for the build.

Those are the limitations I want to avoid. Do put this in a script
in the kernel, but please allow the user to override it via $PATH.

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