bzImage -> vmlinux?

Ken Moffat ken at
Mon Jul 12 14:15:47 PDT 2004

On Mon, 12 Jul 2004, Jason Kircher wrote:

> Seeing ksymoops to be a valuable tool for kernel debugging, it would be nice
> if we could convert bzImage into the uncompressed vmlinux.
> I tried 'bunzip2 -c bzImage >vmlinux', but that didn't work.  Not really
> surprised, since the image probably contains code to uncompress itself, thus
> making it unrecognizable to bunzip2.
> Thoughts?

 Wrong tool, you might do better with gzip, it's not bz as in bz2, but b
as in big, i.e. it's a "big zImage".

 das eine Mal als Tragödie, das andere Mal als Farce

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