Opteron / Tyan motherboard fault on boot.
Eric W. Biederman
ebiederman at lnxi.com
Fri Aug 20 11:57:01 CEST 2004
Dave Belfer-Shevett <dbs at stonekeep.com> writes:
> On Thu, 2004-08-19 at 19:29, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> > > mkelf-linux --rootdir=rom --ip=rom ./bzImage > vmlinuz.tyan
> > This is your first problem.
> > mkelf-linux does not know how to bypass the BIOS calls so
> > it will not work under LinuxBIOS.
> > Please get mkelfImage 2.5
> > ftp://ftp.lnxi.com/pub/mkelfImage.
> Done, compiled, and installed. I'm a little worried here though:
> ./mkelfImage --kernel=/tftpboot/bzImage
> When I do a 'file' on the new image, I see:
> /tftpbot/vmlinuz-2.tyan: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version
> 1 (SYSV), statically linked, corrupted section header size
> This image (bzImage) is an Opteron compiled kernel, which should be 64
> bit, unless there's no real difference in the elf header.
Stefan already gave the practical explanation. The small bit beyond
that is the x86_64 kernel does not even have a valid 64bit entry point.
The code is actually present in the 32bit etherboot to cope
with an 64bit in for x86_64. But except for test programs
I have not been able to find any native ones.
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