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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] reenable pygrub build

On Fri, 14 Oct 2005, Christian Limpach wrote:

> Hmm, you're saying the bzImage file on a regular ARCH=i386 build
> doesn't include a bootsector?  Doesn't include code to decompress
> itself?
> Seems to me that calling our vmlinuz bzImage is rather confusing...

It does contain the code to decompress itself, but not the
boot sector that allowed you to dd the traditional zImage
to floppy to create a bootable floppy.

> > I don't see how Xenolinux as a subarch of i386 could get away
> > with NOT having the same build target as other i386 subarchs.
> Because we are building something substantially different?

In distro packages, the Xen kernels are built as a variant
on normal i686 kernels.  The more the Xen kernels can be
built and packaged the same way as normal x86 kernels, the
easier it is for distributions to integrate Xen as a normal
part of their build...

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