About zImage, vmlinux and yaboot on IBM Power
openspace.wang at gmail.com
Wed Oct 19 17:45:46 EST 2011
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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