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Kernel image is not executable?

Subject: Kernel image is not executable?
From: Jan-Benedict Glaw <>
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2000 11:08:21 +0200

I've recovered so far from my developement machine's hardware crash
and can now start to tftp the kernel image:
>> unsetenv netaddr
>> boot bootp()vmlinuz.ip12
167120+81888+319472 entry: 0x80700c90
Setting $netaddr to (from server )
bootp()vmlinuz.ip12: is not an executable file
Can't load bootp()vmlinuz.ip12

Only the first 2x512 Bytes are transferred.

[root@air:/tftpboot] #> uname -a
Linux air 2.4.0-test1-ac18 #2 Thu Jun 15 07:58:27 CEST 2000 alpha unknown
# This is an up-to-date Potato system
[root@air:/tftpboot] #> file *
unix:         MIPSEB COFF executable (impure) not stripped - version 3.18
vmlinuz.ip12: MIPSEB COFF executable stripped - version 0.0

"unix" is my IRIX5.2 kernel. Just as a guess, I changes the version
stamp to reflect 3.18 -- no success. I fixed the TEXT entry in
./linux/arch/mips/Makefile to the above value as well, but what
does make a tftp'ed file executable in Indigo's eyes?


Fehler eingestehen, Größe zeigen: Nehmt die Rechtschreibreform zurück!!!
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