kernel image size

Ronald G. Minnich rminnich at
Thu Nov 7 16:27:01 CET 2002

On Thu, 7 Nov 2002, John Allen wrote:

> I need to get the kernel that I am building for my Geode sc1200 
> (including the linuxbios code) small enough to fit on a 256K eeprom.  Is 
> this possible?  My first attempt resulted in vmlinux of  626K.  After 
> compiling linuxBIOS it gave my a rominage of  448K.  Am I missing 
> something?  I tried to strip as much out of the kernel as possible.  
> John

you are SOL. Linux has not been that small for years. You could try to 
compile an older kernel, but we have had zero luck with 256KB.

oh yeah, don't compile older kernels on newer linux. I've tried that and 
it fails. re-install red hat 1.0


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