About zImage, vmlinux and yaboot on IBM Power
openspace.wang at gmail.com
Wed Oct 19 21:24:31 EST 2011
And another question:
Can I just dd zImage to prep partition without yaboot to boot up?
2011/10/19 Ryan Wang <openspace.wang at gmail.com>
> 2011/10/19 Tony Breeds <tony at bakeyournoodle.com>
>> On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 09:18:14PM +0800, Ryan Wang wrote:
>> > Hello,
>> > I have some question about zImage, vmlinux and yaboot on IBM Power:
>> > 1) vmlinux is wrapped into zImage if zImage is used.
>> > 2) If yaboot is used, no zImage is needed, just vmlinux/initrd.
>> > Are there words right?
>> Yes that's correct. Yaboot can boot either zImage or a vmlinux (and
>> optional initrd).
>> Sorry, I'm a little confused.
> In the kennel doc,
> it says zImage add boot wrapper to vmlinux.
> If yaboot boot zImage, then the control would be
> yaboot -> boot wrapper used by zImage -> vmlinux,
>> Yours Tony
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