On Thursday, May 20, 2010 12:56:48 pm Eric W. Biederman wrote:
Troy Telford email@example.com writes:
On Wednesday, May 19, 2010 05:42:36 am Eric W. Biederman wrote:
The kernel initialization code as of boot protocol 2.10 is now reading the kernel_alignment field. With the field left the kernel attempts to align things to 4GB which is unlikely to work, so change the alignment to the kernels normal value of 16MB so newer kernels process by mkelfImage will boot.
Signed-off-by: "Eric W. Biederman" firstname.lastname@example.org
I've applied the patch and built it. (Twice - once against svn, and once against 2.7.0. It doesn't seem to matter).
The change to work for any of the machines I'm trying it on (mostly the old HDAMA LinuxBIOS machines, but some newer hardware as well).
Odd. That change was enough to get it to work in my testing. In the case that doesn't reboot now could you try adding an earlyprintk=ttyS0,115200 to your command line? With a little luck that will give you some output.
Lady luck rarely smiles upon me. This looks like this is no exception.
I modified the kernel command line to add the 'earlyprintk=<foo>' at the end of the command line, and the result is the same: - no output until the system rebooted (when using kexec) - no output at all (etherboot)