View Full Version : [ubuntu] Making vmlinuz smaller without recompilling

July 3rd, 2013, 11:24 AM

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 server on Wyse S10 terminal [Short overview: http://fijam.eu.org/blog/running-linux-on-wyse-s30/#comment-1085 ].
It has limited amount of memory (at the moment) and problems with boot-loaders.

I've tried to install syslinux, grub2, grub-legacy but only grub-legacy from coreboot linux (SIC!) works.

So, I configured grub-legacy and moved files from (VBox) installation to root of filesystem.

It works +/- fine but kernel and initrd loads takes some while (about two minutes before i remade init file).

I compressed init file with xz and was thinking about compressing vmlinux with xz.

Is it possible and how to make it?