Re: It's time to get rid of zImage

From: H. Peter Anvin (
Date: Fri Jun 16 2000 - 18:24:25 EST

Followup to: <>
By author: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <>
In newsgroup:
> `make boot' is the architecture-independent way of making a bootable
> image. It builds whatever is appropriate for booting on a given
> architecture, be it zImage, vmlinux.gz, vmlinux.ecoff or anything.
> Instructions about `make zImage' are a leftover from i386-only days. Ever
> tried `make zImage' on an Alpha?...

Indeed... there is also "make install" -- which is better than "make
zlilo" even on i386 (since it runs /sbin/installkernel which is
distribution-dependent)... yet far too much docs still mention "make
zlilo" and friends.


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