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RE: [Xen-devel] RFC/Patch: Support for other bootloaders

> [*] would it possible to do something whereby the vmlinuz and initrd
> image were simply cat'ed together? This might swing the balance the
> other way from a userbility POV, not sure.

At least for ppc, it is currently possible to build a zImage.initrd.

It would also not be very hard to do an "objcopy" step to inject an
initrd into a vmlinux (not a zImage or bzImage).

Inserting initrd into bzImage or zImage can be done as well.

It seems easy to do if you want to integrate this step into the linux
build process.  The more you push it out to doing the glue work after
the fact the more restrictions and work we'll face.

Michal Ostrowski <mostrows@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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