I was trying the 2.4.0 linux kernel with XFS and KDB patch from SGI.
the bzImage size is 1325639 and the vmlinux size is 5859394. stage 2 of
GRUB loads it find but the kenel immediately bails with the following
invalid compressed format (err=1)
I ran into same problem when trying to load the kernel with bpbatch and
kmonte (loading linux from linux). LILO however, was able to boot it
with no problem. Is this a bug in GRUB?
I am curious what boot loader people have been using for these large
kernels. Why can't GRUB handle vmlinux format (so that no kernel
decompression is required)? Is there a tool to make multiboot compliant