Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 84616
Can't make smp boot disk
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:51:23 EDT
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Description of problem:
mkbootdsk formats the floppy to 1430kB
With recent smp kernels the vmlinuz file is too large, leaving insufficient
space for initrd.img
For example running mkbootdisk 2.4.18-24.8.0smp
produces a vmlinuz file of 1159kB leaving insufficient space for initrd.img
which is cut at 264.0kB and can't be gunzipped.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Run mkbootdsk 2.4.18-24.8.0smp (idem with other recent smp kernels)
Actual Results: The machine cannot be booted from the disk produced.
Expected Results: It should have booted.
Device full messages are produced when running mkbootdisk
The problem does not occur with the single processor kernel which produces a
vmlinuz file of 1085kB and leaves 73kB free on the floppy.
Use another device(cdrom) or floppy with bigger capacity,
also u can compile your own smaller kernel for this purpose.