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SubjectRe: [PATCH 12/12] i386 boot: Add an ELF header to bzImage
Eric W. Biederman wrote:
>
> Ugh. I just tested this with a grub 0.97-5 from what I assume is a
> standard FC5 install (I haven't touched it) and the kernel boots.
> I only have a 64bit user space on that machine so init doesn't
> start but I get the rest of the kernel messages.
>
> There were several testers working at redhat so a pure redhat
> incompatibility would be a surprise.
>
> I don't think the formula is a simple grub+bzImage == death.
>
> There is something more subtle going on here.
>
> I'm not certain where to start looking. Andrew it might help if we
> could get the dying binary just in case some weird compile or
> processing problem caused insanely unlikely things like the multiboot
> binary to show up in your grub install. I don't think that is it,
> but it should allow us to rule out that possibility.
>

I would try running it in a more memory-constrained environment.

-hpa
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