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Bug 455148 - man page suggests you can't load bzImage-format kernels
Summary: man page suggests you can't load bzImage-format kernels
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kexec-tools
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Neil Horman
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-07-12 21:32 UTC by Robert P. J. Day
Modified: 2009-07-15 08:18 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-07-15 08:18:11 UTC

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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

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 -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:

    --real-mode           Use the kernels real mode entry point.
    --real-mode           Use the kernels real mode entry point.
     --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

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