Question about linux-image-debug

Tim Gardner tim.gardner at
Mon Aug 24 14:50:17 UTC 2009

Devin Heitmueller wrote:
> Hello,
> Quick question about the way Ubuntu has their kernel crashdump setup on Karmic:
> I got the crashdump package installed, and I see the
> /var/crash/linux-image-2.6.31-4-generic.0.crash was generated.
> However, I cannot pass this into gdb without the vmlinux file.  As far
> as I can tell Ubuntu only makes the bzimage available (from what I
> have read, they used to make available a linux-image-debug package
> which contained the vmlinux).  Anybody have any idea either how to
> strip/decompress the bzimage down to the vmlinux?  Or is the
> linux-image-debug package available somewhere else?
> Thanks in advance,
> Devin

Get the debug image from, e.g.,


Tim Gardner tim.gardner at

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