newly compiled kernel > 100MB
Scott J. Henson
scotth at csee.wvu.edu
Mon Jun 27 13:58:08 UTC 2005
S. Donig wrote:
>On So, 2005-06-26 at 08:15 -0700, Bob Nielsen wrote:
>>On Sun, Jun 26, 2005 at 11:17:57AM +0200, S. Donig wrote:
>>>I bet it's stupid mistake. But compiling my kernels recently with
>>>make-kpkg and creating an initrd I get *.debs larger 100 MB. I tried
>>>plain vanillas just as Ubuntu's 6.12 sources. No immediately apparent
>>>error-message during compile.
>>>Any idea highly welcome.
>>No ideas, but I have compiled 2.6.12 three times (make-kpkg --initrd)
>>and the resultant .debs are between 17 and 19 MB.
>>Did you enable everything in .config?
>Thanks, I appreciate your help.
>No. I have actually thrown a lot of extras out, as the kernel is
>supposed to run on a laptop.
>I did not install the corresponding kernel headers, though. Might that
>have any effect? (I think build-essential is additionally required and
>this package is up to date.)
It sounds like your talking about the kernel source. The kernel source
deb should be approximately 100megs. It will have a name of
kernel-source-<version> or linux-source-<version>. The deb containing
the actual kernel itself will be called kernel-image-<version> or
It sounds like you built the source some how. What is the exact command
you used to compile your kernel with?
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