------- Additional Comments From [hidden email] 2005-12-09 21:41 UTC -------
(In reply to comment #5)
> (In reply to comment #4)
> > (In reply to comment #3)
> > > The source I'm looking at says 0x600000 which == 6MB.
> > >
> > > Anyway, try Dapper netboot ...
> > Oh, the powerpc64 vmlinux is too big. That's harder to do anything about.
> > Perhaps the kernel team can comment?
> Not much I can do about this. Things are about as modular as they can be. Dapper
> 2.6.15 kernels were based on breezy configs, and new drivers were just made modular.
> As for initrd, that's a matter for the initramfs-tools. My G4's initramfs is
> 7Megs compress (heck, I have some machines that are 11Megs compressed).
> Even if some things were made modular, they are most likely things that when
> moved from the kernel, will have to be placed in the initrd. So there's a catch-22.
Could a reduced kernel/image be made specifically for netboot installs? The 6MB limit only applies to netbooting.
Once the OS is installed, the image can be any size.