Fwiw, you ought to be placing your comments here in the thread "boot, linux text" as this is where Dave's comments are.
On 08/06/2012 07:43 PM, Tim wrote:
> On Sun, 2012-08-05 at 22:37 -0700, Richard Vickery wrote:
>> is it possible to use an image from another user
> If I recall correctly, it's custom-built for your computer's hardware
> when the kernel is installed, including the things you need for your PC
> to boot. It mightn't have what someone else needs to boot up, or may
> boot up but be lacking something important (such as no working network
> hardware, or drivers for all your disc drives, et cetera).
FWIW, I'd not give vmlinuz much thought....
So, I downloaded the kernel-3.5.0-2.fc17.x86_64.rpm and extracted its vmlinuz-3.5.0-2.fc17.x86_64 and did a diff of what is on my system and what is on a VM. They are all identical.
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