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Does any body know where i can find a document which tells me what: linux.ext2 has inside of it! Also how come when i reduce the size of my kernel ...
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    linux.ext2 always the same size!


    Does any body know where i can find a document which tells me what: linux.ext2 has inside of it!

    Also how come when i reduce the size of my kernel using make menuconfig the compressed size is reduced but the uncompressed is always similar. For example a 3.1mb kernel i have is around 10mb, and my 3.8mb kernel is about 10mb but what is really weird is that my 1.5mb kernel is 10mb. How can this be?

    Any help or information would be great.

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    The way you do it is by CHANGING the make file. Like:

    Navigate to: Vendors\analogdevices\(etc)

    and then change the value of:

    BLOCKS, this value goes up in multiples of 1024. It is set very high, resulting in your kernel uncompressed image always being the same size (10mb), i.e. it pads it out. By changing this, you can reduce the uncompression time resulting in boot up time being shorter.

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