problem with compressing the kernel

Gregorio Gervasio Jr. gtgj at
Wed Jun 28 17:55:44 EST 2000

>>>>> On Wed, 28 Jun 2000 16:19:12 +1000, Steven Hanley <sjh at> said:

s> And of course remember you dont need otr use compressed images on
s> ppc machines.

	In the days before BootX, it was sometimes useful to boot from
OF using a floppy disk containing vmlinux.coff (which is what "make
zImage" builds):

-rwxr-xr-x   1 root     root       998439 Jun 21 14:36 arch/ppc/coffboot/vmlinux.coff
-rwxr-xr-x   1 root     root      2889970 Jun 21 14:36 vmlinux

> file arch/ppc/coffboot/vmlinux.coff
arch/ppc/coffboot/vmlinux.coff: executable (RISC System/6000 V3.1) or obj module not stripped

I suppose it's still useful in case the MacOS partition gets hosed,
although I haven't tried it in a while.

Gregorio Gervasio, Jr.
gtgj at

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