Bug 20976 - bzImage created does not boot
bzImage created does not boot
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2000-11-16 14:42 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:29 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-12-14 22:44:02 EST
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Description Need Real Name 2000-11-16 14:42:58 EST
Installed RH7.0 and all the Updates.

I do a make mrproper; make xconfig; make dep; make bzImage;

in xconfig i load the "configs/kernel-2.2.16-i686", save and exit.

The kernel compiles and the bzImage is made.

do a cp bzImage /dev/fd0 and boot. I see the following :


Uncompressing Linux...

invalid compressed format (err=2)

 -- System halted --


I have tried all the iX86 config files all with the same result.
The kernel is also to large (611k) for zImage.

This worked with kernel-2.2.14-XX
Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2000-11-20 10:45:05 EST
you should probably not use "cp" with this.
Could you try:

dd if=bzImage of=/dev/fd0

(and then use rdev to set your root filesystem)
Comment 2 Need Real Name 2000-11-20 13:21:49 EST
I tried using the dd if=..... and the same thing.

I also grabbed the 2.4.0 kernel and that builds/boots just fine.

I also symlink'd /usr/include/[asm,linux] to /usr/src/linux-2.2.16/include/
[asm,linux] so that the includes are from the 2.2.16 kernel rather than the 
2.4.0. But that still does not produce a bootable kernel.

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