|Summary:||man page suggests you can't load bzImage-format kernels|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Robert P. J. Day <rpjday>|
|Component:||kexec-tools||Assignee:||Neil Horman <nhorman>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2009-07-15 08:18:11 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description Robert P. J. Day 2008-07-12 21:32:27 UTC
$ man kexec ... Note: Compressed kernel images such as bzImage are not supported by kexec. Use the uncompressed vmlinux. ... i'm fairly sure you can boot bzImage kernels, no?
Comment 1 Robert P. J. Day 2008-07-12 21:36:10 UTC
whoops, i should have pointed out that the man page lists valid formats as Beoboot-x86, elf-x86 and multiboot-x86 but, these days, there's also bzImage and nbi-x86. p.s. and it's not "Beoboot-x86", just "beoboot-x86".
Comment 2 Robert P. J. Day 2008-07-12 21:48:05 UTC
on a roll here, so i hope you don't mind me just adding all these issues to the same BZ report: $ rpm -q kexec-tools kexec-tools-1.102pre-8.fc9.i386 $ kexec -v kexec-tools-testing 20070330 released 30th March 2007 kind of a mismatch between the version labels.
Comment 3 Robert P. J. Day 2008-07-12 21:51:15 UTC
and the pedantic proofreading continues. from the kexec-tools source rpm: kdump/kdump.c: fprintf(stderr, "Bad core dump start addres: %s\n", ^^^^^^
Comment 4 Robert P. J. Day 2008-07-12 22:40:35 UTC
"kexec --help" typoes: ... bzImage ... --real-mode Use the kernels real mode entry point. kernel's ... beoboot-x86 ... --real-mode Use the kernels real mode entry point. kernel's ... --serial-baud=<buad_rate> Specify the serial port baud rate ^^^^
Comment 5 Neil Horman 2008-07-15 18:58:49 UTC
Fixed in -11.fc9. I'll push an update when something functional needs to be corrected.
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Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2009-07-15 08:18:11 UTC
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