setting USE_ELF_BOOT

Shubhangi Jadhav shubhangi.jadhav at
Sat Apr 26 09:41:01 CEST 2003

	I build the ADLO payload (note I'm not using etherboot) and linuxbios
(using USE_ELF_BOOT option).
	created the romimage from these and burnt the image on flash rom. But when
I try to boot from it I get the following error

Welcome to elfboot, the open sourced starter.
January 2002, Eric Biederman.
Version 1.2

   203:init_bytes() - zkernel_start:0xfffc0000  zkernel_mask:0x0000007f
Searching for 16 byte tags
    64:rom_read_bytes() - overflowed source buffer. max_block = 3
init_bytes found 0 tags
Cannot Load ELF Image


	What could be wrong here?


-----Original Message-----
From: linuxbios-admin at
[mailto:linuxbios-admin at]On Behalf Of Eric W. Biederman
Sent: Saturday, April 26, 2003 6:27 AM
To: Shubhangi Jadhav
Cc: LinuxBIOS
Subject: Re: setting USE_ELF_BOOT

"Shubhangi Jadhav" <shubhangi.jadhav at> writes:

> Hi,
> 	When do we need to set USE_ELF_BOOT option ?
Whenever you are not using the deprecated builtin linux loader.

> 	Is elfboot loader required to load ADLO ? or is it required only in case
> of etherboot?

The ELF loader is required.


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