[syslinux] bzImage size limits?

Josef Siemes jsiemes at web.de
Wed Jul 23 08:57:25 PDT 2003


James Courtier-Dutton <James at superbug.demon.co.uk> schrieb am 23.07.03 16:35:27:
> What the the size limit of booting bzImage file with syslinux ?
> I have tested different sized bzImage files, and when the files are 
> small <800K, they work with syslinuz, but at some size larger they fail 
> to work.

There shouldn't be a limit, and I haven't seen one yet.

> This was the same problem loadlin1.6 had, but loadlin1.6c fixes the 
> issue, and I can boot bzImage sizes up to 1.5Meg with loadlin, but 
> syslinux fails.
> Can you confirm this problem, and if you have the same problem, can you 
> maybe look at what changed in loadlin, and include larger boot image 
> support in syslinux?

Which syslinux version are you using? Is it from boot disks or else, e.g.
bootable CD's? Did you also try iso/pxelinux on these? How does the
config file look?



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