Bug 625860 - elf-memtest x86_64 doesn't boot
Summary: elf-memtest x86_64 doesn't boot
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 620846
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: memtest86+ (Show other bugs)
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Version: 13
Hardware: x86_64 Linux
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Assignee: Anton Arapov
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-08-20 15:57 UTC by Edward Sheldrake
Modified: 2014-06-18 08:02 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-08-20 18:44:25 UTC
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.spec file patch to use '-z max-page-size=0x1000' on x86_64 links of the ELF image (356 bytes, application/octet-stream)
2011-01-07 19:48 UTC, Jack Perdue
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Description Edward Sheldrake 2010-08-20 15:57:32 UTC
Description of problem:
Trying to boot elf-memtest86+-4.10 from grub fails with
"Error 13: Invalid or unsupported executable format" if I install the x86_64 rpm. Installing the i686 rpm instead works fine (the x86_64.rpm has always contained 32bit binaries anyway).

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install memtest86+.x86_64
2. run /usr/sbin/memtest-setup
3. Reboot and choose Memtest86+ in grub
Actual results:
Error 13: Invalid or unsupported executable format

Expected results:
memtest86+ runs

Additional info:
In Fedora 12 (and the Fedora 13 .i686.rpm), the memtest and elf-memtest image files are about the same size, and elf-memtest works. In Fedora 13 x86_64, elf-memtest is about 1MB larger, and doesn't work.

This is possibly due to the version of binutils in f13 - I built memtest86+-4.10-2.fc13 on Fedora 13 x86_64 but using binutils-, and memtest and memtest.bin end up about the same size (but I didn't test them).

Comment 1 Edward Sheldrake 2010-08-20 18:44:25 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 620846 ***

Comment 2 Jack Perdue 2011-01-07 19:48:13 UTC
Created attachment 472284 [details]
.spec file patch to use '-z max-page-size=0x1000' on x86_64 links of the ELF image

Comment 3 Jack Perdue 2011-01-07 20:05:12 UTC
[oops... wrong bug for attachment... see https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=620846]

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